We keep hearing all about how we must have a network to succeed. But how do you go about making one exist in your life?
That's sometimes difficult to learn, because everyone seems to think that you should already know how to create the network. It's really not tough to figure out. You make a network out of the contacts that you have. It's the people you know – your family, the friends you've made, your business associates.
The more people you know, the larger the network you have, the greater amount of potential opportunities.
You're supposed to learn how to form a network during your formative years, developing your skills for the social life while you go through school. But for most of us our time during the school years only finds us associating with a specific circle of people who have the same interests.
In business you require much wider, and varied areas of interest. The social activity in school doesn't help us when the time comes to widen our relationships into those wider circles.
So you must learn the skills, but you're not necessarily all on your own.
Here are some tips to get you started: Read More