We’ve all heard it before: “It’s not your network. It’s your net worth.” Kind of a cheesy slogan, I know. But, cheesy doesn’t necessarily mean wrong.
Chances are you know that you should be working harder to build your network. It’s also fairly likely that you’re not doing what you know you should be doing, as diligently as you know you should be doing it.But, that’s about to change. In the next 30 minutes (plus the few minutes it will take to read this article), you’re going to do six simple, pain-free things to start building the kind of network that acts as a breeding ground for massive professional success.I estimate these six activities should cost a maximum average of five minutes per activity.
For those of us who slept through third grade math let me clarify: (6 actions) X (5 minutes per action) = 30 minutes total (Full Disclosure: A number of these 5-minute actions will need to be followed up with other more time-consuming activities. During the next 30 minutes you’re going to be laying a foundation.In construction, the foundation is critical. But, after that foundation is laid, you still have to build the house which takes time and hard work.
The end product, however, is worth the effort… unless, of course, you prefer vagrancy. In that case you should NOT build that house. And you probably don’t need to worry about networking or increasing your income since you’re already saving a boatload on your rent costs.As a general rule we don’t particularly enjoy it when people ask us for favors.
But, even though a request for advice is still technically a request for a favor, we usually love being asked for advice. It’s a sign that the other person values our opinion and wisdom. Take a moment to send a brief email to