Inteligent Networking is one of the most important Skills Required to Succeed Today

Despite the ever increasing rate of change all around us, the most important skill you need to develop in the next few years is your ability to build relationships and real, meaningful connection with people that matter. The way to look into your future and predict how your life will turn out is to take inventory of all your current relationships, the higher the calibre of people you are connected with, the greater will be your level of achievement. The number one skill that has always been the prime factor, in how people’s lives have turned out is their ability to network effectively. It is your ability to network and connect with the right people that will assist and support you in your efforts to succeed that will determine how your future will unfold. These people are your gateway to discover the path to achieve any goal, destination or achieve any aspiration.

I think it is time to lose your fear about networking and to immerse yourself in the crucial process of connecting with the right people.  As you hone and master your skills as a successful networker, you are setting the foundation for creating meaningful relationships with people that matter and can help you to make a real difference in your life. The secret to becoming an effective networker is to be authentic and to allow your real self to show. Pretending to be something you are not is a sure fire way to fail at networking. People will see through your façade and they will not know, like or trust someone that is acting or pretending to be something they are not. Commit to be completely authentic and always be on the lookout for ways that you can assist fellow networkers or for people that you know that would benefit by connecting with someone else.

Intelligent networking is about connecting with people that can make a real difference in your life. The challenge we often have is that the very people that we need to connect with, seem larger than life. They seem scary, imposing and too powerful to even approach. The truth is that behind the façade of fancy press releases and elaborate packaging, lies a normal, sensitive, frail, hopeful and generous human being that is flawed too. The challenge we face when we want to approach people that we believe are of high stature is that, all we see is the façade that is created around them, not the real person underneath.  I have had the honour of meeting a number of so-called celebrities or super achievers. After the first few seconds of meeting them, they appear as just normal people. Yes these people may have achieved great things and they most certainly have amazing personal philosophies that they can share and wisdom they have gained along the path to their success, but they are just still just people wrestling with the same frailties we do.

Always remember that people are just flesh and blood, ignore the packaging that has been bestowed on them by their press agents or how society has built them up as heroes and see them for what they are. Human beings that have fears, hopes and unfulfilled desires and needs, just like everyone else. Each of the so-called super achievers is merely normal people that are simply just another kind of NORMAL human being. Allow your fear to evaporate and remove your tendency to hesitate when you want to reach out to network with any one and I mean anyone.

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