2 glaring examples
Within the span of an hour, I had 2 occasions impress upon me the value of connections in life.
Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz wrote a book called Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time. I’ve never read the book, and it shows. Today, I prepared to eat lunch alone.
However, as I sat alone in Taco Bell, I saw 2 friends from my little town. We were 20 minutes from home, so it was complete chance. I ate with them.
I connected with them, and my day brightened. I felt like I was a part of a community.
I got home from that lunch, and I talked with my wife, Kia, who told me about several connections she had on Facebook today. Both were with professional photographers. One was thanking her for a great idea she shared, and the other was sharing with her a great idea.
Her connections are making her a better person, photographer and business woman.
As professional creatives who rely on clients who want and need our services, it is imperative to build and foster relationships.
With that in mind, here are 27 ways to connect and to build relationships. Most aren’t groundbreaking ideas, but use it to think about how to build the most forgot about currency in your business – relationships. Continue Reading →