I know many of us get caught up in our day-to-day lives and forget to make time for our friends, family or co-workers. When we make time to meet regularly with real people, we get to hear about all sorts of perspectives about life, business and personal relationships.
This is important for 3 reasons:
Networking can keep your social and rapport building skills sharp. Keeping in touch with these skills is imperative in business, too. Whether you are in sales, management or interviewing for a job, if you lose touch with how to communicate “IN PERSON”, you are not going to be as successful.
People who network with others tend to be more open to new ideas. They tend to be able to receive information more openly and more easily understand that other points of view have a great value. In sales, management or even relationships, this is key to solid give-and take foundation.
If you are a networker, then you will tend to me more conscious about your personal appearance and presentation. Many people still don’t realize that people who look good and care about their personal appearance, tend to be more successful in business, life and love.
Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there in the interest of working on your personal skills. These skills are like knives, if you don’t keep them sharp, when you need them you’ll be dull!
"If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”
Napoleon Hill quote