Episode 089: How to Harness the Power of Disruption with Jay Samit

How Self Disruption Can Lead to Greater Success and Prosperity

What will the number 1 job be 20 years from now? Do you know? Odds are it hasn’t even been thought of yet. So how do you prepare for it? In a world that is changing so rapidly how do you ensure that you will be able to make a living–let alone change the world. In today’s episode we interview a man who has made a career out of adapting to our ever changing world.

How to Harness the Power of Disruption with Jay Samit

Today’s Topics

In today’s episode, our guest and I talk about:

  • What is disruption, and why is it important?
  • The opportunities available today
  • What job security really means
  • The key to succeeding
  • What it means to be an interpreneur

Episode 046: 10 Simple Strategies for Building a Powerful Network [PODCAST]

Today we’re going to talk about networking. No, not the kind of networking you might be thinking of. The kind where you all stand around and that one guy, who’s always overdressed comes up and the first thing he does is slides a business card in your hand and starts talking about himself. Not that kind. I’m talking about the kind of networking where you intentionally build relationships with others and who you can benefit…and maybe they might even benefit you someday.

10 stategies to build powerful network

I’ll share with you today 10 simple strategies for building a powerful network you can USE (yes its ok to use your network) that you can use when you need it most.

The old saying goes: “It’s not what you know, but who you know.”

Strike that…it’s not who you know, but how well you know them.

5 Ways to Grow Your Network and Keep it Warm

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.

How to grow your network and keep it warm Growing your network doesn’t have to be complicated. Here’s how to do it. (Tweet That) | Share this Graphic on Pinterest | Share on Facebook

The old saying goes: “It’s not what you know, but who you know.”

Help! I’m Desperate for a New Job

What do you do when you need a new job and your network is as cold as ice?

How to Network When You Need a Job
That is the question posed to me recently via email by a man we will call Mark.

Matt,

I’ve recently read your posts about keeping your network warm and I know what will help me long-term, but I need to get out of my current job NOW!!!

It’s toxic, stressful, and causing numerous problems outside of work. I feel disrespected, belittled, and I need out. But I also need the money.

My network is super cold. I only recently started using LinkedIn and I’ve never intentionally reached out to anyone.

Any advice is appreciated.

How NOT to Network on LinkedIn

A warm network is critical in today’s economy.

We live in a connected world, dependent upon relationships. I have written quite a bit about networking before and include links to those posts at the bottom of this one. I have also had the privilege of consulting one-on-one with numerous people about building and maintaining a powerful network. The success stories have been inspiring.

Networking on LinkedIn is Not Hard

In your efforts to develop a network, please don’t make the mistakes one poor fellow made below.

A friend of mine and I recently got the exact same email from a mutual connection on LinkedIn. This is someone I worked extensively with at another company, so we have a decent relationship.

A Woman’s Intuition (Or…The Chattanooga Job)

Men, your wife is usually right.

I don’t say that in a defeated, “I’m a little pansy-man” way. I say it in a way that exalts my wife’s God-given ability to understand and see things that escape me. I don’t know how, but my wife is usually right about the big things…and she saves me from a lot of heartache.

Woman's Intuition

In the beginning, if you believe in creation as written in Genesis as I do, God created man. Then he gave man a “helper.” My wife certainly fits that bill. Her natural intuition acts as a guide and a light to travel down the right path in life and away from the wrong paths.

The perfect example of my wife’s ability to “just know” happened almost four years ago. We had been married less than three months and I was offered a job in Chattanooga, TN. This offer was from a company over ten times the size of any previous company for which I had worked. I would be starting and running an entire division of the company, with a $2 Million first year budget, and would be able to hire my own team, including programmers. All compensation included, I would be making more than twice what I was making…and it all came about in three days. I interviewed on Friday and got the offer on Monday. I was pretty stoked.