Do you have people in your life, personally and professionally, who are willing to step forward to listen, lend a hand, shoulder or idea, share information and experiences, find others who could and would help you when needed? You should. Everyone needs a many faceted network!
It used to be universally proclaimed that a girl’s best friend was (wait for it) — a DIAMOND! But —
A Diamond Is Not A Girl’s Best Friend!
We’ve come a long way since Marilyn Monroe sang “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.” Back then, diamonds were a girl’s investment in her future. Her lifetime ace in the hole. Her go to, if and when times ever got too tough. That was the theory anyway.
Of course, the universally preferred/expected diamond was one that came in an engagement ring. Endless books, articles and discussions were dedicated to explaining how best to select and buy your diamonds. After all this was critically important stuff.
Marriage is a wonderful thing. But. Most women would say unequivocally that a diamond never helped them achieve any of the things that mattered most in their life.
Develop A Many Faceted Network
I’ll bet each and every time you’ve needed an ace in the hole to tip the scales in favor of your own hard work, it was other PEOPLE that made the difference!
Those people were probably from your network of spouse, family, friends, co-workers, associates, friends of spouse, friends of family, friends of friends, friends of co-workers, friends of friends of family … (Hmm, are you seeing a pattern here?)
Your network is really your diamond investment in your future. As with any precious gem, it takes time and attention to find the best available. Bigger isn’t always better. Clarity and quality are key. And a many faceted network will let the brilliance shine through.
Do you have a great network? Do you need help developing one? Or would you just like tips to let the brilliance shine through?
National Girlfriends Networking Day
Experience the power of networking. Join THE NEW AGENDA’s nationwide interactive, networking event to connect, celebrate, and learn — National Girlfriends Networking Day — June 4th, 2015.
You deserve the very best! So develop a many faceted network. Make your network your new best friend. And wear your network with pride!