Expert networking thoughts from Lee Jackson...
Did you know that knowing lots of people can be bad for our health?!
One of our expert in networking, Lee Jackson shares his thoughts on managing our social and business networks:
Research says that on average we all know about 150 people. We have 3-5 close friends/family, then 15 people who are quite close to us, 50 people who are acquaintances and finally a large group who we know a bit and we just wave to in the street...
When you have a “gig” based job like mine there is lots of marketing to do and contacts to make but there is also a part of my job where I’m waiting for the phone to ring or an email to arrive out of the blue. It’s just part of what I do. So I do still play the numbers game for business purposes but I also know that personally I should meaningfully connect to less, not more people and we should all of course choose those people very carefully.
We are designed to have a few really good friends not hundreds of vague acquaintances that always seem to be having more fun than us!"
- Don’t compare yourself to others
- Watch the numbers that you connect with
(have an occasional cull and remember on Facebook you can stay ‘friends’ with people but ‘unfollow’ them and they will never know!)
- Let’s learn to live a deeper life with fewer people rather than a shallow life with hundreds online.
- We’d find life a whole lot less stressful I reckon.
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