To truly grow your network, you have to give. A lot. I have previous written about growing and maintaining your network. You have to keep your network warm for when you truly need it. You must invest in your network so that you are always in the back of people’s minds. And you have to […]
At least 200 hours and $1000. That is the minimum amount of time and money you should spend maintaining your network every year. That includes time, above and beyond your normal work time, spent: Emailing your network. See my post about maintaining a warm network for more on this. Calling your network. Writing to your […]
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 have a very warm network of over 300 people. This network is solely responsible for my last three jobs (and 100% of my job offers), all of my consulting […]
Two words not said enough, by bosses, by spouses, by friends, or by strangers on the street. Well, today we can change that.
Why today? Because it’s Thank You Thursday!
One of my favorite authors, Jon Gordon, wrote about Thank You Thursdays a while back and it is something I have put into practice almost every Thursday without fail.
Every Thursday, I write at least one handwritten thank you note. I usually also send at least one thank you email. That is a minimum of 104 out of the blue, well thought out, intentional “thank yous” every year, usually three to four times that many.