I find it funny that most of us invest in money, business education but never in relationships. I believe your social capital, or your ability to build a network of faithful personal and professional relationships, not your financial capital, is the most important asset in your portfolio. I believe that seeking out and working in collaboration with others who share your interests and values will provide a stronger foundation, enabling you to reach a higher level of success than you would on your own.
You cannot become what you can’t see and thus the sayings show me your friends and I will tell you who you are. As human beings we tend to be with people that match our own personalities and level of craziness however if this people do not help us in any situations that we really need help from then we tend to cut the connections / relationship
In this recent age and century, you can never underestimate the power of networking. This is because, research has shown that most people do get jobs, opportunities, and favors faster through networking, as opposed to striving to get good grades while in school, and applying for jobs. Don’t get me wrong, applying for a job is good as well as getting good grades in school is also good, but in the real world and in reality networking influences a lot of decisions. Isn’t true that, the saying, it’s not who know, but who knows you?
A strong network is like money in the bank. Your network can help you build visibility, connect you with influencers, and open up doors for new opportunities. Building and nurturing a network is one of the most powerful things you can do to support your career advancement
We should network strategically
Strategic networking is more than socializing and swapping business cards, it’s creating solid relationships to support your career aspirations. It takes focus and intention to build such a network, but it’s invaluable for your professional development
Identify who you know and who you need to know to help you reach your career goal and build a power network to support your advancement. It is generally said that, it is who you know that gets you the job, yes I agree to some extent, however, I think who you know gets you closer to the door. I say this because the act of networking is well known, and the norm is no longer who you know, but who knows you. Yes, you might know about MANJI , MENGI President MAGUFULI and some other prominent figures in the society, but the question is, do they know you? It is important to know that, who you know might get you to the door, but a person who knows you will not only let you in, but will, in addition, give you a seat. Networking does not only entail meeting people at events, it also involves using the resourceful social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and others to reach out to folks, Its sad most of us are using this sites as a place to get gossip
My favorite quote by Charlie Tremendous states “You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for two things, the people you meet and the books you read”. You need productive network of friends who will not only refer you to probable opportunities, but also, will help in making sure you have the right information and assistance needed to execute such task successfully. As you may know,. If you want to increase your net worth through your network, you must ask yourself this question, “Do I have resourceful friends who can assist me in realizing this deed?
Start by cross checking the list of friends that you have and if they don’t add anything in your life then just cut them off. it will hurt but then you will be doing your future self a great favor .whats your opinion on NETWORK AND NET-WORTH PLEASE SHARE ON THE COMMENT SECTION .