Networking Is A Lifestyle

  1. Chase Fear. Don’t Run From It. Don’t be “afraid” to make a courage resume. This should be a document that outlines things that you’ve done that you were once afraid of but you did it anyway. Include how things turned out, what you learned from it and how it has improved you. Very similar to a real resume, it’s just a resume of life.
  2. Be Your Own Ten. Take a moment & think about who is a “10” in your book. Is it someone famous like an artist or an intellect? It may even be someone in your family or circle of friends. Or it could be someone that you don’t know but admire from afar. Either way, you should be on that list. That’s right – you should be on your own list. You shouldn’t have to sell yourself to yourself. Once you define what your standards are, you should be the first person who can meet all those standards, putting you at the top of that list.
  3. Rule Your Lane. We all have different strengths. Some of us learn that earlier in life than others, but nonetheless, it is our job to play up our strengths (and not out weaknesses). Whatever your strengths are, build on them. You may have heard the saying, “If you’re going to be a janitor, be the best janitor you can be.” Basically, don’t just stay in your lane, RULE your lane.
  4. Come to work to work. Take the initiative and have a sold work ethic. Be prepared to do the job you are getting paid for. Leave personal problems at home & don’t bring any drama into the work place. Don’t just show up, show out!

  5. Build Your Team. Know who to cut off & who to keep in your life. Some people should be kept at a distance & others should be drawn in when appropriate. Network with the right people, influential people & even people “below” you. But don’t forget about your peers – network at your own level – because those will be the people who come up with you.
  6. Execute Your Standards. What good is having standards if you don’t stick to them? Once your standards are defined, you can resolve your history and move forward. Other people will see your successful execution & know that you mean business.

 

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