Your network can HELP your net worth..
We've all heard the age old cliche "Your network is your net worth." While this sounds catchy and is an awesome concept, I believe it's highly misunderstood. I'm going to step out on a limb here and say "Your network can HELP your net worth."
Check this out..
In a time where everybody and their mother's daughter's roommate is hollering network, what actually makes your networking successful?
The simple answer: What you GIVE..
When people say your network is your networth, some people think you can get wealthy by just knowing someone. While nothing is impossible and association is powerful, this is highly unlikely. All wealth and anything longstanding comes from work and giving. This is why I say your network can HELP your net worth. Your work here is to help others, essentially giving. A lot of people have networking backwards. Here's a key, if you want your network to help you, you must contribute. What are you contributing to yours?
Networking doesn't work if you only take from it. You know that one friend who only calls when they need something? Yea? If you only take from your network, you give your partners that same exact feeling. Look for ways to help your people. You must bring something to the table if you want to sit there.
Give before you think about getting, but don't give with intentions to get. Keep all relationships mutually beneficial and develop "win-win" partnerships. People like to win. That makes networking with you attractive. These are just my humble, but I consider accurate, opinions built from what I've studied and or observed from mentorship and successful networking giants. Treat this blog like a grocery store, only take what you want off of the shelf. Let's take the title a bit further. Your network can help your net worth, if you're willing to help your network..
Give like its going out of style and build your dream team.
You can do it.