Over the last few months, I have been trying to challenge myself in an array of areas. One of those such areas is connecting others who would benefit from the connection. I was poor at this previously and thought it was high time I began giving back what had been given to me. Connecting and networking has really made my blog and other projects thrive, so being the facilitator of such opportunities is something I wanted to participate in.
Ask yourself these questions:
- Do you go out of your way to connect the people in your network who have like interests and business acumen?
- Do people look at you for business contacts?
- Do you hoard all of your networking contacts or do you share them with others?
- Are you comfortable sharing your contacts?
- What are they ways you connect people?
- Have you benefited from others connecting you?
If you have answered yes to all or most of these questions, then you would be looked at as a great connector. That is a good thing because I do believe in karma—what you get out is what you get back. When you connect others, then likely, others will connect you as well and it becomes a win/win situation.
Connecting others is also an art form. It’s not about just about linking people with similar goals. It is also about making a connection that is also complimentary to those involved. It’s almost like playing a matchmaker, but without all the romance and drama.
I challenge each and every one of you reading to become a great connector. Connecting has really improved my business and has made me stronger with developing friendships within my sector as well as out.
Are you a great connector?