Networking Basics: Simple Steps to Insure Your Success

Date February 16, 2009

Over the next few weeks I will be discussing networking basics to insure your success!  Some of these may seem very simple or obvious and that is because they are!  It’s funny but I find the simple and obvious things, the steps we know we should do, are the very things we neglect to do!

Why is this?  Are we just looking for ways to sabotage our success?  Do we do this consciously or unconsciously?  What is it that prevents us from doing the things and steps we know will insure our possibly guarantee our success?

Recently a friend asked me, “What would you do if you knew you could not fail?”.  Thinking about this question brings another question to my mind…  How many, projects, careers, or dreams are you playing in right now?  In your career are you playing at 10%, do you have a dream you are working towards, yet only putting a 20% effort into it?  What would happen if you played at 100%?  What would happen if you knew you could not fail?  Would you play at 100%?  Would you take the small steps everyday to guarantee your success?

For some reason I am reminded about a post on Seth Godin’s blog, How to be Remarkable.  It’s a top 10 list on how to be remarkable to your clients and a must read.  You will find being remarkable is just like having success!  It’s not hard, there is no magic to it, it’s just a few simple steps done repeatedly over time!

Keep a look out this week for the Networking Basics!  Each time you read one think about how you are playing in networking, think about how you might improve or add one of these basic steps to have the success you are looking for!  If one of these basic steps comes to mind now, take a moment and leave a comment so I can add it as one of the steps for everyone!

One Response to “Networking Basics: Simple Steps to Insure Your Success”

  1. Beth Bridges said:

    I’m eager to follow your posts this week. Sometimes I think we forget the basics in the pursuit of the new and fun (can you say “social networking”). The foundation of networking isn’t as interesting as going out there and trying the new tools.

    Apparently Vince Lombardi started every new season with a lecture that began “This is a football.” So if he thought it was important to start with the basics every year, then we should think so too!

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