Northeast Consulting Group, Inc is more that just a marketing firm. We understand the importance of networking and making the right connections. It is one of the core fundamental things we teach our people throughout the time they spend in the Account Manager position. So when we saw this article about building the right relationships on http://www.under30ceo.com it really caught our eye and we decided to share it with you.
Everyone has heard of the saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” But, in reality it isn’t just that. It’s what you know, how you know it, and what you plan to do about those things. Who you know just gives you the opportunity to exemplify those things. Connections will always help you advance the course of your success whether you are in entrepreneur, a young professional, or just trying to climb the corporate ladder. This article covered 5 ways to increase the network of people you know and build the right relationships with them.
5 Tips to Building Relationships that Matter:
1. Strengthen your current positive relationships:
- Look for people that are always giving you good feedback. The business contacts that are not afraid tot ell you the truth, offer you wisdom, and give you great, specific feedback. There are not just the people you like to have beers and conversation with and not just the people who are nice to you. Expand your boundaries farther than where you’re comfortable and get to know and building stronger relationships with your coaches.
- Negative doesn’t mean critical. Moving away from the negative means getting yourself away from people who are negative for no reason, offer no critical input after being negative. These are people who always have a “dark cloud” following them.
- Invest the time you gain from kicking “Eeyores” to the curb to build new positive relationships. You won’t know the value of a new relationship until it begins to grow, so don’t sell anyone short. Just be open minded and listen to what they have to say. People may surprise you!
- You are who you surround yourself with. There is a statistic that shows your income is the average of your 10 best friends. So, do what it takes to give yourself an opportunity to receive advice from someone who is in a position that you want to be in. Follow their lead, they’ve done it, right?
- successful people will be willing to share information with someone who is engaging, competent, and legitimately curious. But, they will not tell you everything. You don’t want to be them, you want to be you. But, the information and skill sets that they have can help you create a better version of you.