Sometimes, Timing – is -Everything!
When it comes to networking and meeting new people – acting fast is essential!
Networking of course is the practice of relationship building, this is why the first two days after meeting with someone new in most cases, are very crucial for the future of that given, possible relationship.
Learn how to maximise the power of momentum to benefit your networking efforts.
It’s easy to do, once you understand the “why” and the logic behind it!
Have you read the book: “The Alchemist”, by Paulo Coelho?
The book tells the story of a young man who is looking for a big treasure. He travels the world, overcoming many challenges, to discover at the end that the treasure was next to his home, starting point, all along!
Our network of friends and acquaintances is similar- They are our own treasure box.
This is why we should know them better and keep in touch with those great people we like and can be here for us, same as we are here for them. (more…)
Do you remember the last time you went on a kayak or a little boat?
You sat in it, by yourself or with another partner; you took the oar in your hands, and started rowing.
You dipped its right side in the water and pushed it back, and then you dipped the left side in the water and pushed harder, right, left, right, left, and so on.
Suddenly you started moving ahead!The safe land was getting farther and farther away from you as you kept on rowing.
When you looked straight ahead, all you saw was blue water and blue sky. No clear path, no certainty that the water will stay still and calm and the wind won’t start blowing harder and bring a storm with it.
Rejection is a part of our lives and shows up in our childhood and adult life: at work, career, and when we are socialising with others. Nobody likes to be rejected however rejection plays an important role in our personal development because it helps us grow, learn from our past actions, get mentally stronger and confident.
When networking with new people, many experience the fear of rejection to a certain extent, and some even develop a defence mechanism that says, “if you don’t try, you won’t get hurt.”
When we approach strangers for networking purposes, we can’t definitely know what the other person’s reaction will be unless we will give it a try. It may even surprise us for the best!
Here are the three concepts to overcome networking rejection and open up to success;
1) Improve your ways- learn from past failures
2) Be prepared- Know your agenda and what you want to say
3) Use the power of visualisation to practice positive results! (more…)