Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Networking is.......Work?

Networking is………

Do you think networking in Cincinnati is work? Business to business networking in Cincinnati can be, but networking anywhere can be work. Let’s define work……(per Wikipedia) “Work”, one’s place of, or the act of performing… OR “to do something”. So is Networking “work”? YES, a big fat YES.

So you may think working is just “going to work”, but you have to work at Networking too. I believe that is why the word “work” is in the word “net-WORK-ing”. So while you are “networking” in Cincinnati, you are working. How hard are you networking to build relationships???????
If you don’t build relationships how will your business make it? Relationships will be defined soon in this blog so that you understand what you have when you have it. If you “work” at building relationships by giving first, you will reap what you have sown…….
Work towards giving a free coffee to someone by asking them “who they are” and “what they do”. Go to lunch with them and you “buy”. You will see a transformation of productivity in your business and personal life. You must Focus on what you give, not on what you get…..

Your mindset is the “key” to your success. So the next time you think networking is just going to a meeting and selling your business products, think again! You must work at “building” those relationships for the future of your business. So the answer to the question at the beginning is Networking is…….YES, “ WORK”.

Clayton R. Hicks
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