Let’s talk about 2 things that happen when you put intention around your business connections - what happens when you stop being fine with whoever happens to show up and instead get clear on who you want to be connected to:
1. You’re never left feeling weird or uncomfortable or awkward when someone asks you to do something that is exactly the opposite of what you want to do.
We’ve all been there: Someone reaches out and you get all excited. But when they send you the pitch it’s...not so exciting.
Maybe it looks a whole lot like spam. Maybe it looks like a desperate attempt to grab your list. Maybe it looks like a big waste of time.
You can stop that from happening. You can build a world of people around you who would never suggest an idea you weren’t into because they’d never be into it either.
2. You get to choose where you put your body. Right now a lot of us are looking around realizing how not diverse our worlds are, and wondering how that happened.
You know how it happened? Because you didn’t stop and think about what you wanted your world to look like. And I get it - very few of us do.
But when you think about what you want your world to look like, you make sure you surround yourself with that world, not just the piece of the world that finds its way into your life without you thinking about it. And then things change.
If you want these things to be true in your life, if you want intention to the connections you’re building, ask yourself these 2 questions:
1. Do you understanding the science of how networks work (yep, there’s science involved) or are you just winging it?
2. Do you have a system in place to make sure you're connecting with the right people? Or, again, are you just winging it?