Does it seem to you that there never seems to be enough time to get everything done. Why is that? I don’t know. But I do know that, in an era of social networking, telecommuting, and virtual meetings, when it comes to business, the one thing that often gets sacrificed is developing relationships.
That’s a big mistake.
If you want to get anywhere in your business, one of the worst things you can do is just focus on being in the business and work, work, and more work to the exclusion of building relationships and widen your circle of influence.
Success today is all about building relationships. It is vitally important to build solid relationships with the people you work with, customers, clients, stakeholders — everyone in your immediate business circle.
And I’m not just talking about working relationships; I’m talking about your personal relationships with these people, where you break through the workplace persona people use for whatever reason and actually connect with the human being beneath.
Just to be clear, this isn’t about wasting people’s time. That’s a bad idea because, as I said before, that’s the one precious commodity that nobody has enough of these days. But if you do it right — if you’re genuine, open and sensitive to people’s boundaries — you’ll do fine.
Recently I attended a fabulous networking event in Chicago, Mega Partnering IV, sponsored by one of my business coaches, J.T. Foxx. Hundreds of the country’s top business owners and leaders attended. One of the general themes for this event was that your network equals your net worth. In other words, there is a direct correlation between the people that you associate with and your net worth. So, logic dictates that if you want to increase your net worth, then you should start to build relationships with higher net worth people. Remember, your network equals your net worth!
If you are interested in expanding your network and increasing your net worth, I would highly recommend that you join me in Dallas, May 4-6 for Mega Partnering V. Seats are limited, but I am able to invite a few friends. If you would like an invitation go to: https://foxx.infusionsoft.com/go/mega5prime/dextermontgomery
To learn more about building business relationships and increasing your net worth, go to www.thebookoninvesting.com.