If you participated in the Performancing Treasure Hunt, then you know that the answer was: “Make a new friend every day”
At Performancing, we really believe that this is one of the keys to online success. Reach out, make friends, exchange favors, network…on a daily basis. Sure, you need the right idea, but unless people know about it…your idea ain’t going nowhere.
Networking is easy. Unfortunately, there are two major obstacles that most people encounter at one point or another:
1. The Newbie Mistake
The newbie mistake is to NOT contact people like me, due to fear. Get over it. Contact me. Let me know what you want. But first, let me know what you can offer;-)
2. The Expert Mistake
The expert mistake is to grow complacent with your current network. Sure, you’re successful. But networks are dynamic. All you 26-30 year olds -> you aren’t the energetic younguns you used to be. Make friends with the guys and gals who are taking your place…and in doing so you’ll be reinforcing your network.
Success comes from people. The more people you know, the more people you can reach. So start making friends…a new one every day, for that matter.