A few years ago I had been working to build hyper-local professional networks. The biggest one I had created was Linking the Triangle. Before it was acquired, I had grown it to over 17,000 members. Along the way, I learned that it’s so much better to give than receive. This is probably the most important lesson I could have learned. It didn’t take much to figure it out. I simply continued to follow that good feeling I got every time I heard that I contributed to a success of a member.
While I was on this journey, I became aware of an audio book titled “Networking with Millionaires” by Dr. Thomas Stanley. After reading the synopsis I figured I would get it and give it a listen. I got about 30 minutes into it and I was hooked. Dr. Stanley starts by talking about the success of an investment broker that goes from zero to hero simply by helping people in a specific industry and becoming committed to them. Along the way, this broker builds a network of very wealthy professionals that’s needs extend beyond his services. To me, what was so incredible about this story is how simple it is for someone to do this. I know it is because I have been a part of a very similar scenario.
I highly recommend that you get this audio book, “Networking with Millionaires.” You will be motivated and infused with new ideas like you never have been before.