Building Connections That Matter #SquadGoals
Today is day seven of the 12 Days of Crysmas, and today we’re talking about making the right connections.
Day Seven: Network, network, network
As we move into a new year, it’s vital that you start to think about the connections you want to make in 2018. These can be intimate connections, developing new friendships, strengthening family connections, or business connections. Whatever kind of connection you want to form, the work starts now.
I am an introvert to the core, so networking, going to gatherings, and anything that involves more than a couple of people is just too much for me.
However, to accomplish the things I want to achieve, I have to get out of my comfort zone and do things I’d rather not do.
We all know that having the right connections can get you in places you could only imagine, so it’s important to find your people, your tribe. The people you surround yourself with are critical to the success you will achieve. I always advise connecting with people who are in the position you want to be in. Someone who has gone through the process you may be just beginning and who can offer insight and guidance as you navigate through it.
It is also crucial for me to surround myself with people who have skills and strengths that I do not have. If I’m the smartest and the most skilled person in my circle, I’m in the wrong circle. What can I gain from those around me if I have more knowledge than they do? You want to befriend people who can help you grow, push you to be better, and ultimately, people who reflect your goals, morals, and beliefs. These do not have to be identical, but you should all be on the same path.
Find a mentor, apply for an internship, hire a coach, or join some of the groups on Facebook and elsewhere where you can connect with like-minded individuals.
To level up, the people around you will have to change. There’s no elevation without separation.
What connections are you looking to build in 2018?