Weekly Thought – October 15, 2013
Fred enjoyed connecting friends with others. Way before networking was a commonly accepted business practice, Fred understood its value. And it was always for mutual benefit, never for manipulation or selfish ends.
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You and Your Network
Networking is the way most things happen. Great achievers have always understood the necessity of organized assistance.
Successful businesses depend on a network built of suppliers, customers, government agencies, stockholders, employees, and management.
The human body is probably the oldest network — the many parts are connected. The foot depends on the eyes to keep from stumbling… and the eye depends on the eyebrow to keep sweat from running down.
Through the right use of networking we can find a smoother and more sure route to the abundant life Christ came to provide. As we are willing to serve others, others are anxious to repay our service. Do unto others as you would have them to do unto you, but be sure you do it first – start the good.
Networking helps us enjoy the riches of our opportunity. It can be the modus operandi of success. When we create a healthy relation to others, we are not alone in a jungle and we can be assured life is worth living.
Successful networking isn’t an accident. It doesn’t just happen. For some, networking is intuitive, but most of us to learn to use our network constructively. It isn’t enough to say, “It’s who you know, not what you know.” It is both who and what you know. When Emerson said, “Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door,” he only understood half the truth. Many a good mousetrap has gone unnoticed and the inventor unrewarded. Good ideas have to find a market, just as capable individuals have to be recognized and this requires networking.
This week think about: 1) How intentional am I with networking? 2) Who am I helping make connections? 3) When do I most readily start the good?
Words of Wisdom: “Great achievers recognize the necessity of organized assistance.”
Wisdom from the Word: “They help one another; one says to the other, ‘Be strong!’” (Isaiah 41:6 NET Bible)