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“Friends are friends.  Nurture your friendships but if being with them is not as productive, then just minimize your time with them.  If they are bad influences like they pull you down with regard to your character, then stay away from them lest you become like them.”  -Ed Pilapil Jr.

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Written by SD!!!

November 27, 2010 at 12:19 am

What are you doing for your people?

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"I was not delivered into this world in defeat, nor does failure course through my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be led to the slaughter. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep." - Og Mandino

"I was not delivered into this world in defeat, nor does failure course through my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be led to the slaughter. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep." - Og Mandino

 

I just can’t recommend you enough reading this article from Forbes : How To Build a Powerful Professional Network. this is one of that posts that every entrepreneur should read. at least us, the kind of entrepreneurs whom bet for social relationships. Relationships are the cherry of the life’s cheese-cake. and this one, my friend, is an article written by a talented cherry picker. trust me.

You may be wondering why it’s important to take care of your social network. maybe you manage it in a very natural way and it’s working, so why to change it after all? Well, it’s all about influence. people around you will influence the way you think, communicate and live. get surrounded by the correct courtesans and you’ll end up becoming a prince, my friend. do it wrongly and you must assume the consequences. so, do your best to get it right, boy.

I’m not going to repeat what you have read in the Forbes article (you already read it, don’t you? if you don’t: please STOP. go to read that page, man!) I just want to remember you how important is this people for your life,  they are companions of your crusade, an encouragement voice to your dreams, diamonds in which you can trust and reasons to enjoy life.

One of my mentors and good friends is a great connector. I really admire this guy. I see him like a clear example of influence and goal oriented life, a priceless part of my inner circle. I come near him for guidance and to learn a little about life while sharing with him, and generally I go home with much more than that. So that’s why I get surprised and felt ashamed when I found this article from The Skool Of Life: How to become a Great Connector and Blah Blah, let me be sincere here, you know what Keith Ferrazi meant when he said ‘The Networking Jerk’? well, I haven’t read their works, but I can tell you I felt exactly like that when I thought in my perspective toward some of my connections. I felt I wasn’t thinking in bring value to their lives first than mine. And man, that’s the core of the relationship. Well, it was crude punch, that I’d take again, these little things remembers me how much I love my people and now I have something to work on for them : ) -props Keith for such a well coined  term-.

Now my question for you dear reader, Are you applying the ‘Give instead of get’ thing with them? What are you doing for your people?

The Networking Jerk.

Written by SD!!!

November 14, 2010 at 9:10 pm

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