May 10, 2018
In this episode, our host Jennifer McClure talks about the
importance of developing key relationships when trying to maximize
your impact in our world. Digital communication has made it easier
to connect with people across the globe but nothing replaces
intentional connections and a deep commitment to reciprocity.
Jennifer shares her strategy for building relationships and relays
some stories about a few amazing people that she has connected
- Jennifer identifies 3 types of people that you should focus on
building relationships with. Whether they are in your community,
industry or desired area of impact, these intentional relationships
will be above and beyond the most enriching, compared to
quick-and-easy connections found online.
- Focus on the long-term! Jennifer stresses the intentional and
strategic elements of relationship building and what they mean for
your network and business down the road.
- Keep an eye out for potential mentors, skip the coffee date,
and be prepared to make an investment! Many of these people are
farther along in their journey and are working to deliver value to
hundreds, if not thousands (or even millions) of people. Take
advantage of services such as coaching and courses to get right to
the heart of what they are offering. Jennifer relays her experience
with leadership mentor Michael
Hyatt and how joining his community enabled her to connect with
well-known high achievers. She also talks about her relationships
with online marketing expert Amy Porterfield and
professional speaker Ryan
Estis as other examples.
- Who do you know already? Stepping back and taking stock of your
existing networks, communities and even competitors, can uncover
new opportunities for building more intentional and valuable
relationships. Jennifer talks about a few people in her network
like Laurie Ruettimann,
Steve Browne, Kris
- Who can you grow, refer, and champion? Jennifer stresses the
importance of staying on the lookout for people to bring up,
particularly those from diverse backgrounds who don’t have access
to the same resources or opportunities as yourself. She also offers
some examples of people she has encouraged and learned from such as
Faulkner and Michael
- Who is above you, who do you know, and who can you grow?
Jennifer summarizes the 3 types of people to build relationships
with in order to maximize impact between everyone involved.
Jane Atkinson /Speaker Launcher
Mary Faulkner / Surviving
Mike Sipple, Jr. / Centennial, Inc.
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Platform: Get Noticed In A Noisy World by Michael
Living Forward: A Proven Plan To Stop Drifting And Get
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Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan For Achieving Your
Most Important Goals by Michael Hyatt
HR On Purpose: Developing Deliberate People Passion
by Steve Browne
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