This post was originally shown in The National Networker and is reposted here with their permission.
Universal Guide to Networking with Terry Bean
Did you catch the meaning in the subject line? It’s an important concept to understand not only as a networker, but as a human being.
The universe and networking are aligned in that they support and are supported by our connectedness. When we are connected with others in our network and are connected to the universe, great things happen to/for us.
So many people talk about the idea of six degrees of separation. Stop it! We don’t need to focus on being separate. We are separate enough. Can you join me in touting the six degrees of connectedness?
When we take heed of our connectedness, we are more likely to want to help one another. We also become more comfortable with asking for the help we need. Isn’t helping one another at the heart of what networking is all about? Ultimately it is at the heart of what life is all about.
We are here to support one another. Great networkers not only know this, they go out of their way to make it happen. What is it that networkers know that compels them to behave like this?
I believe it’s the thought behind my subject line. Did you catch the meaning yet? WE ARE ALL ONE. When we work from that premise the idea of causing each other pain goes away. Better than that, we will focus on helping others because it is really the same as helping our self.
I have shared about how that help comes through the universal laws of reciprocity and generosity in the past (see why givers gain). These concepts are what drive networking. And these concepts are driven by our connectedness.
I encourage you to be connecting, be a connector and most importantly…
Terry Bean is the founder of the fastest growing networking group in Detroit, http://www.motorcityconnect.com. He is also the founder of Networked Inc., a business development training firm that focuses on helping people make better use of their online and offline networking time. Terry provides trainings and large scale presentations on networking, social media usage and universal laws.