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THE ART OF NETWORKING: How to Maximise relationships for fulfilment





    This is a sequel to the last post on THE ART OF NETWORKING where We learnt how to build quality relationships for fulfiling purpose. Please head on here to see that!

    After you've built these relationships,  here's how to maximise them  for fulfilment.

1. Keep in touch 

I'm personally not great at calling people and phone calls aren't the best ways to reach me.
I'm often  locked in on one productive activity or another or just too tired to hold a phone conversation. 
I found out I'll rather text- regular, email or social media and that's because those platforms places no pressure on me to be "hyper entertaining" or what not. 
Therefore, my best keep in touch practice is via text message and emails. 
When you do this with your network of relationships, you will be readily accepted/considered should you need a favor from them


    
 2. Never refer non-tested contacts. 

     Integrity is very important to me. I often tell people, you can only vouch for yourself not others.
So when making referrals for anything, I never refer someone I've not tested and trusted. 
If I have to, I let my contact know that t relate at their own risks (of course, I say it nicely). 
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When people know that they can rely on you, they will maintain their relationship with you


3. Know when to lose money

I love it when I get paid for a job but I love it more when someone does for me, what I can't pay for. Therefore, I try to recognize when it is okay to not take money for the favour I did for a contact. 
Know when to let people go with your money, they most likely would pay in kind one day or they might know someone who you would need and can't afford tomorrow. 
Know when to volunteer. Know when to do free jobs. Know when to charge for your services (This is an entirely different skill I will have to teach some other time).



4. Celebrate people genuinely 

 
Do you know the birthdays of those on your network? No one will reject a birthday favour. So celebrate them on their birthdays, reach out to them during festive seasons or special occasions but make sure this isn't the only time you do.
                I personally celebrate my contacts, monthly, some bi-monthly                  others every now and then based on the category of our                           relationship.

            Read: How to build quality relationships
           

5. Give first and give often

Please don’t make requests when you’re connecting with someone for the first time. Be the giver. Consciously look out for needs to meet in the lives of people. Give first and give often. Trust me, good has a way of coming back to you in a press down, shaking together and running over measure.



Excerpted from THE RECRUIT MENTORING SESSION with Anne Atulaegwu
©2017- Birthplace Mentoring School (BPMS)

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