Let’s talk about “Listening”.
This week I had the opportunity to speak to a group of over 150 youths about Using The Power Of Networking To Grow Your Business. As I was preparing my presentation, the one thing that stood out so clearly is that networking is all about “listening to what is not being said”.
In my day to day activities, sometimes I do get what I refer to some very strange requests from individuals and companies alike. As you might be aware of, I do offer customized training services for corporates, but other than that, I also work with organizations to create strategies for and in different areas of their business e.g. marketing strategies, customer service strategies among others.
Except for those who live to eat, everyone else eats to live. Similarly, just as we NEED food in order to live, we need GOALS in order to stay alive. Our goals inspire us, they ignite a fire in us that keeps us alive on the inside. I have always said this and I will say it again; each one of us was born to accomplish a very specific task here on earth. Nobody was born a seat-filler.
A close relative (who is also a very close friend) got married a couple of weeks ago and even though I had hoped to go for the wedding to celebrate his
good great fortune, I couldn’t because his wedding collided with a prior engagement I already had. However much later he sent me some of their wedding photos and I must say they made an awesome couple, perfectly matched and suited for each other both physically and otherwise; of course the “otherwise” could not be seen on the p