How would you like to build a powerful network that you can call on when you need it most?
The kind of network that you can call on when you lose your job, launch a new product, or simply need some advice. The kind of network that makes you money, is there when you need it, and continues to grow simply from introductions from other people in your network. Would you like that kind of a network?
Well, the good news is that it’s completely possible. All it takes is a little effort and a little know-how. Today, I will share with you the five simple ways I’ve grown my network and kept it warm for when I need it.
The old saying goes: “It’s not what you know, but who you know.”
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The facts of networking
FACT: Every job I’ve ever had in my life came from my network. I’ve literally never worked for someone who I didn’t know or wasn’t referred to me by someone I know.
Not once have I ever landed a job because of an application or résumé site. I tried them and they led nowhere.
FACT: Of the 50+ people I’ve hired in my life, exactly one was not a referral from someone else.
Everyone I’ve ever hired in my life was the result of a relationship. Except that one guy…and we fired him within a year.
FACT: Every client I’ve ever obtained was the result of my network.
Going back to my first business more than ten years ago, every client I’ve ever worked with came to me or was introduced to me by someone else. I’ve never advertised my services because I’ve never needed to.
How do I maintain a large network that keeps growing every week? How do I keep it warm so that when I need it, it’s there for me? Here are five ways.
5 ways to grow your network and keep it warm
1. Quarterly reach out emails
If you are in my network, you will get an email from me every three months. That’s more than 4800 (and growing) emails every year!