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We have all experienced adversity or some set-back at some time or another. That nauseating, gut-wrenching feeling when something goes wrong (trust me, I have had this feeling MANY times in my life).
It might be something simple like a car break-down or getting stuck in a traffic jam. Or it might be something more significant like losing a key client, missing a tender submission deadline, the sobering realisation that your project will horribly run over budget, or even being the victim of crime.
Networking is a highly effective way to build and develop business- and social relationships AND grow your business. During my professional career I have found that most of my new clients have contacted me as a result of direct- or indirect referrals from my personal and professional network. As a result, NETWORKING is one of my top-ranking marketing strategies within my marketing plan.
Here are 20 things that I do to make Networking WORK for me:
Gratitude, or the emotion of appreciation and joy in response to receiving a gift, is one of the basic ingredients for experiencing a good life. Research in recent years has indicated that an attitude of gratitude has many benefits, including improving mental and physical health. But that’s not the only benefit. In business, gratitude enables us to maintain a mindset of positive expectation, attract opportunity and move into our higher professional purpose.
Studies over the last decade found that adults who regularly feel grateful have increased energy and optimism, more social connections and are happier than those who do not. They’re also less likely to be envious or greedy, PLUS they often earn more money!
We are all too familiar the proverb “Procrastination is the Thief of Time”. Well, today I would like to add that, in business and in life in general, it is also the thief of energy, enthusiasm, creativity, productivity and ultimately money and success. Read more about the symptoms and strategies to deal with it…