279) The Universal Currency

The Universal Currency

“What kind of currency is more valued than a hundred-dollar bill, more compact than a quarter and accepted in every country?”

Jason Treu poses this question in his best-selling book, Social Wealth: How to Build Extraordinary Relationships By Transforming the Way We Live, Love and Network. And the answer is simple: Social Capital.

Social capital is the intrinsic value of the personal relationships within your network. These relationships serve to bolster your position in life by providing you with personal and professional opportunities, additional wonderful contacts, and ideas and insights.

As Treu continues, “The greater your social capital, the more opportunities, access and resources you will have to get what you want in life, the more relationships you will have, and the faster your relationships will progress.”

In summary, the people you interact with serve to put money in your pocket. It’s not necessarily direct, but the more and better people you associate with the greater your eventual wealth.


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317) Studied, Organized And Exciting

Studied, Organized and Exciting

According to Andy Chiodo, author of Social Capital: How to Get It, How to Use It, “The 3 basics of successful networking are: Do your homework, Be organized and Be exciting.”

Chiodo’s advice strikes a chord. You see, some think that networking success is a matter of luck or some sort of magic that only a select few are privy to. Don’t believe this. Networking success is something anyone can enjoy and it’s something that everyone should aim for.

As Chiodo shares, networking success is created when:

  1. You put time in learning about the goals and aspirations of those around you;
  2. You organize your thoughts and intentions as to how you can help those you know; and,
  3. You carry yourself with an air of enthusiasm towards contributing to the world around you.

By being studied, organized and exciting, people are attracted to you and want to be part of your world. From there, your network flourishes.


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