I am a believer that great people connect with great people. The people in my network are great people. I am fortunate to be connected to a lot of great leaders. Some are leaders in their companies. Others are leaders in their communities. Still, others are leaders in their industries. Finally, others are leaders in specific communities or have expertise in a specific field.
I like to read people’s bios and gauge their talent and abilities. I have no issues connecting with total strangers. Most leaders have solid profiles and are well connected from an experience standpoint or a sharing standpoint. Many people will tell you to only connect with people you know. My question is, ” How are you supposed to grow your network if you only connect with people you know? ”
I do believe that Linkedin helps facilitate these relationships. On Linkedin it is easy to view a person’s profile and get a snapshot of a person’s background. Platforms like Twitter and Facebook do not provide a good indication of a person’s business background. For me, I want to connect on a business level. I am more interested in growing my business network than I am growing a network based on a personal interest.
As I stated before, it is so critical for me to connect with my business network. I can usually tell when my content is resonating. This group of people keeps me accountable and lets me know when I have crossed the line or have not even close to resonating with my audience.
” I want to take this time and thank all of you who share my information or comment on my articles. I share because I learn so much more by sharing. My network is made up of some of the best people.
I never dreamed I would ever be this connected and engaged with people from a wide array of jobs and industries. I am so fortunate and thankful for the great people I am connected to.
I want all of you to know that because of you, I have continued to be successful and see success both personally and professionally. As President and Owner of Midwest Laboratories, all of you have helped me achieve so much. I share my thoughts to make sure you know that I really think my network of contacts plays a key part in my success.
Thank you for your support. Hopefully, through my personal sharing, you will see that you too, can achieve so much more if you are well connected.