Have you ever had the opportunity to talk with someone that you have looked up to for a long time? What would you ask them? What would you talk about? Recently I had the opportunity to do just that…my guest and I talk about fear, business and how to prosper with purpose.
In today’s episode, our guest and I talk about:
- What the root of business is
- How business is inherently good
- What “prosperity with purpose” means
- The importance of authenticity in business
- The role Ray’s faith plays in his life
About Today’s Guest
Ray is a copywriter by trade (meaning he writes sales copy, so don’t ask him how to copyright your new widget). He has worked with some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul), and Tony Robbins. He is also a speaker and author, hosts my favorite podcast, wrote the #1 Amazon Bestseller Writing Riches, and a good friend.
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.
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.
I heard that quote in an interview with Mark Victor Hansen recently. It perfectly sums up the power of your network.
Your potential goes only as far as your network.
Your income is limited and expanded by your network.
The success of your next project, your next business, or your next fundraiser is dependent on your network.
So what is stopping you from building and maintaining a powerful network today?
I’ve written extensively about networking in the following posts. If you have not read them, you should. If you have read them but aren’t putting them into practice, read them again and take action!