Friday, September 01, 2006
Take an interest in other people. Ask them about their career and personal aspirations. Listen as they tell you what they want to accomplish in their lives. Find ways to support those in your network. Discover how you can help them reach their dreams. Most importantly, when they have a success....celebrate with them. Make a big deal about their victories. If you don't do that for them, who will?
Your network is not just about how other people can be there for you...it is about being mutually beneficial to those around you. Life can be tough without friends in your life to share the good and bad. People remember to be supportive in times of tribulation, but often forget to be there during the good times (We rationalize that if things are good, then they do not need our support).
Your assignment: Think about two people in your life and reach out to them. Find out what is important in their lives. Celebrate their dreams. Create a safe nest of friendship where they can explore new ways to shine. Having someone to help you makes the climb to the top easier and much more fun.
Have A Great Day.