Saturday, March 9, 2013

March Word of the Month: CONNECTION

CONNECTION means unity, a link, association, and or relation. This is a powerful tool that everyone needs to learn to leverage. Whenever you start a group ventur you need to act in unity. A focused effort is much more likely to succeed in achieving your goals. Whenever you are trying to achieve a goal, the best way to learn to succeed, is to associate. with others who have achieved that goal. If you want to be a master chef, you don't intern at McDonald's. If you want to be a millionaire, you don't take business advice from broke people. You look for people that have fruit on the tree. People who offer advice may be well intentioned. Not taking it doesn't mean you don't care about or even respect the person. It just means that you are smart enough to get your advice from a source with current creditability. Getting a job these days really is about networking. What does that mean? Have you ever heard the phrase, "It's not what you know but who you know."? You make connections with people. You serve them. You form friendships. They help you out, you help them out. CONNECTION is the key. Have you ever recommended a restaurant or a movie to someone? Businesses count on word of mouth advertising. All of that is based on your CONNECTIONS. How many people you know and the quality of your friendship determines how many people listen to your recommendations. If you were to get into a seriously bad situation who would your call? Do you have other CONNECTIONS? People you know but aren't close friends? Why do you open up more to one person than another. One of my personal philosophies is that I treat everyone the same. My heart is on my sleeve for the world to see. I would drive out to help anyone that has my number. Life is really about CONNECTIONS. When we die that is the only thing that outlives us. Don't just live, live by standards. CONNECT. Live a life that matters.

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