You’ve probably never heard this before. You need to know that in the race of life, true motivation comes from building meaningful connections, they are your best net worth. In your career as a woman, the ability to connect strategically stands out as the most important thing.
Women are making giant strides in their careers, but they still fall short of building quality relationships. This can be as a result of self-imposed barriers, reluctance to leverage their connections, or the tendency to undersell their values, skills, and strength.
Now, it is time for you to push past those roadblocks that are preventing you from success. You still have time. You don’t need to have everything all figured out at the moment; you only need to be intentional about making your connections work for you.
Ready to get started? Jump start your game with these actionable tips:
1 Prioritize connections
Yeah, it is quite clear that connecting with other people can be awkward and tedious. But you need to know that life only begins at the end of your comfort zone. Be willing to get a bit uncomfortable.
Please know that it is not only about what others can do for you but creating genuine connections and relationships that are mutually beneficial
2 Focus on what you can offer
Instead of focusing on what you can get from people, your attention should be on what you have to offer. You need to earn their trust before you can ask for anything. The people that get support from their connections are those who are ready to give without thinking of using others.
3 Keep in touch
So, after networking and getting that business card, what’s next? You need to be consistent. Reach out to them and keep the communication line open and frequent. The more you interact, the deeper your relationship.
No one is an island; we all need people at different points in time!