Sat, 19 March 2016
It's not about what you know, it's about who you know. How good of a networker are you?
In "Get Big Things Done: The Power Of Connectional Intellegence" by Erica Dhawan, it says that the benefits of learning the power of connectional intelligence is that "you'll be able to take your dream, add connections, and you'll be able to dream even bigger and get big things done."
Here is some insight from what I've learned from my mentors; It's not about what you should know, it's about who you should know. You become the average of the 5 people you spend the most time around. So if you wanted to become a millionaire, make sure to get to know and hang around 5 millionaires because it's likely you will become the 6th if you do.
The power of connection is so crucial to your financial future. Too often in my life I've made the mistake of trying to do things on my own and it ends up being too inefficient. Imagine being able to network with other experts in your field and collaborate towards one goal? How much faster would you achieve these goals?
This book takes those same principles of networking and breaks them down into parts that you can work on to increase your ability to network in what they call "The 5 C's"
1. Curiosity - Curious people attract high level people.
If you don't have all of these traits, or you are very weak in one, the best way to build them up is to train consistently. You may fail in the beginning, but no one was born a natural networker: the more you train, the better you will become.
Make sure to leave me a comment on what parts of networking you are good at and what parts where you need to work on.
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