Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Monday Moment - (I know, it's Tuesday)

From Sudani of “Something Positive Yes” Yahoo group

Don't worry that other people don't know you;worry that you don't know other people.

The old saying fall so true, when its said, its not about
"what you know," but "who you know"
that can make a difference.
How many of us, have "unused" talents and aspirations, that were not pursuing to the fullest capacity b/c we feel
that people don't know how great we really are at it
So sometimes we stop even working at it, or put down our passion, craft, for a regular 9-5.
Well maybe if you made it your business to
"know" those people are successfully pursuing passions
similar to yours, you would be back on track with your goals.
Is doesnt hurt to learn, the how's, what's and when's
about people
who are doing what you want to do got started
Know about them, their works, and their paths...
And by knowing "other" people
And applying what you learned from and about other people
People will eventually know of you.
And knowing if half the battle.

I hope this helps someone, cause it certainly did help me today!

Monday, July 25, 2005

Too Busy Not To Network

(Brought to you from the Soul Reach Network- check it out!!)

Too Busy Not To Network
By Robyn Henderson
How do we fit networking into our busy schedules?

One of the best ways to do this is by integrating networking into our lives. Some of the best networking opportunities take place in less formal situations—be it a baseball or basketball game or neighborhood or school get-togethers. When we combine networking with our social events, we will certainly be saving time.

In the networking ladder of loyalty, we can walk into a room full of strangers at any kind of event, not knowing anyone. Through communication—basically a combination of speaking and listening—we build trust. The more we communicate, the more trust we build and the faster we move our relationship up the networking ladder of loyalty from stranger to acquaintance to friend.

Some people shy away from the use of the word "friend," concerned that they either have enough friends already, or more "friends" mean more commitments. On the contrary! When you build up a network of friends you create communities full of open doors. Open doors where we can pick up the phone, send an email, offer information, ask for help, knowing always that the help is reciprocal.

By knowing who to call can save you time, money and effort. Networking is basically connecting like-minded people, communicating with friends and acquaintances and cementing our blocks of trust. In doing so, we form solid foundations of networks and contacts and often become known as a sphere of influence—someone who knows a little bit about a lot of things and a lot about one or two areas of our expertise. We are reliable, professional and great at accessing vital information.

You can develop a network of friends by doing the following three things:

Give without expectations. Do something for someone without the intention of getting something back. Basically as our BNI founder Ivan Misner has told us many times, "Give without remembering and receive without forgetting."

Have an "abundance" mentality. This is the belief system that regardless of profession or location, opportunities abound for everyone. Be generous with sharing information and connections, without fearing scarcity or lack.

Understand the universal law of reciprocity. This states that what you give out comes back tenfold. If you want referrals, start giving them to others.
Based on the above definition and examples we can see that networking actually goes way beyond attending networking functions. This in itself is a great time management bonus. Fifteen minutes per day keeping in touch, following up and being remembered positively will add to our networking profile.

Global Networking Specialist Robyn Henderson has authored seven books, including four on networking and business building. To receive a complimentary networking ebook, email her at inetwork@ozemail.com.au or visit her website www.networkingtowin.com.au.

Friday, July 22, 2005


“Some people make simple things complex; others understand the complexity of complex things. But the most valuable people we have are those who take complex things and make them easy to understand and actionable…….and then follow through.”

~Eric Evans, COO

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Little YOU, can make a BIG difference..

“If you think you’re too small to make and impact, try going to sleep with a mosquito in the room”~Unknown (actually I know the author but I'll have to look up the correct spelling of her name. LOL

Monday, July 18, 2005

Quote of the week

"What the human mind can conceive, it can achieve. If you think you can, you CAN. If you think you can't, you're right." -Mary Kay Ash

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Destination: Success

The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, a speed bump called Friends, red lights called Graves, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success…
“I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me”
Philippians 4:13