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Networking Through Family & Friends

By nyctregion13831870, Apr 23 2018 08:00PM

We were meant to thrive; yet we can be one of our own worst enemies when it comes to our success.

We limit our networking circles by convincing ourselves that we shouldn’t mix our personal and professional lives. We are prideful and tell ourselves that we don’t need any help from our friends and family because we can do it on our own. We tell ourselves that by informing them of what we are up to, we are ultimately burdening them. There are numerous excuses we use as to why we won’t/don’t tap into some of our most instrumental assets in networking – our friends and family. We ultimately fall victim to one of the greatest pitfalls of networking.

Consider the alternative. Our friends and family have a vested interest in our lives, therefore, it makes complete sense that they would be more likely to want to see us succeed that a business powerhouse. Our friends and family have a plethora of connections just waiting for us to uncover. Think about your parents, your aunts and uncles, or your friends. They have been networking for countless years and have built an impressive Rolodex. By reaching out to our friends and family, we are able to acquire new contacts as well as broaden and build our current networking circles. That friend-of-a-friend or friend-of-a-family member might just turn into a golden opportunity. Can you really afford to let that golden opportunity pass you up? I didn’t think so, reach out to your friends and family. Odds are in your favor.

Let me know your experience with networking TinaCampbell@MasterNetworks.net

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