Getting Involved

Getting Involved

An often-overlooked means of getting people to Know, Like, and Trust you is Getting Involved.

To be successful in any business or profession, you cannot just hole-up in front of your computer and work the phone. You need to shower up, brush your teeth, and get out amongst people. Find groups and organizations to join.

Know this, however, you cannot just belong. You cannot just be in the community. You cannot just be in the Chamber. You cannot just be part of the Church. You cannot just belong.

To effectively network … to develop strong relationships … to build Know, Like, and Trust, you must get involved. Roll up your sleeves (actually or figuratively) and lend a hand.

  • Be an officer in a group.
  • Be a committee member of an organization.
  • Be something (anything) more than just a name on a membership roster.

Here is the test as to whether you are sufficiently involved. Answer this: If you did not show up, would you be missed?

If the answer is no, you need to work harder to get involved. By doing so, you raise your level of exposure and demonstrate your level of commitment to something more than just you. When you do these things, others will not be able to help but Know, Like, and Trust you.


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Your Networking Creates An Asset

Your life is comprised of various assets. There is physical capital such as money, investments, homes, cars and other belongings. There is human capital, such as your ability to work, think and do things. And there is social capital, which the invisible benefit that your network  provides.

Know this, when you network, it is not an expense of your time. Do not think of it in those terms. Certainly some networking is more productive than others, but understand that any networking is an investment.

  • Prospecting: An Investment
  • Attending An Event: An Investment
  • Volunteering: An Investment
  • Socializing: An Investment

Think about networking as a component of building your personal wealth. When you network, you build value in your life. So get out and network. As you do, feel as if your net worth is growing… because it is.

203) Build A Better World

Look around. No, the world is not perfect, including your corner of it.

Things are amiss in society. There are initiatives that are not hitting on all cylinders. And there are some that aren’t functioning at all.

And there are things that are not only amiss, they’re completely missing. There are underserved pieces of your community. There are programs that have disappeared. And there are programs that never were.

No, things are not perfect. But you have a choice. You can complain and rail about what’s not. Or you can roll up your sleeves and become part of what will be. After all, sometimes you have to create that which you want to be part of.

So, if you want a better world around you, take a step today – no matter small it might be – to build your community into what you want it to be.


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An often overlooked means of getting people to “Know, Like, and Trust” you is Getting Involved.

To be successful in any business or profession, you cannot just hole-up in front of your computer and work the phone. You need to shower up, brush your teeth, and get out amongst people. Find groups and organizations to join.

Know this, however, you cannot just belong. You cannot just be in the community. You cannot just be in the Chamber. You cannot just be part of the Church. You cannot just belong.

To effectively network … to develop strong relationships … to build Know, Like, and Trust, you have to get involved. Roll up your sleeves (actually or figuratively) and lend a hand. Be an officer in a group. Be a committee member of an organization. Be something (anything) more than just a name on a membership roster.

Here is the test as to whether you are sufficiently involved – Answer this: If you didn’t show up, would you be missed?

If the answer is no, you need to work harder to get involved. By doing so, you raise your level of exposure and demonstrate your level of commitment to something more than just you. When you do these things, others will not be able to help but Know, Like, and Trust you.