Keywords: knowledge , resilience , adaptability , connections , engagement , knowledge management , mindset
Our diversity of accessible knowledge we trust – that has lessened.
Not deliberately, but gradually and unknowingly – I feel I am poorer.
I’d bet most of us work in jobs that are inherently about our knowledge and experiences. Gaining more knowledge and experience leads us to more fulfilling work, maybe promotions, maybe different roles – a sense of purpose and worth. Sharing these with others for their benefit and the benefit of their work often gives us joy. Now the source of those gains is smaller, now our capacity to share is reduced are we still growing and developing as we want to?
Keywords: business , culture , guides
When you establish yourself as the host, you become the point person to go to. This opens up more opportunities for you to be the main point of contact for other new entrants. In both professional and social settings, this accelerates the rate of expanding your social circle and empowers you to organise future events or bond the community.https://singaporeglobalnetwork.gov.sg/stories/business/the-secret-to-building-networks-quickly-in-a-new-place-wfh-edition
Yesterday I posted a really neat-o article, that sort of describes TEH BIG IDEA behind this site. We are all connected — in myriads of ways. Louis (Jett = @JettWriter 😉 ) mentioned (indirectly) a podcast in her article, and so she connected me to that. At the end of the podcast, there was a little mention (ad) of another podcast provided by the same company (and which I have listened to before too — but not for a while, and so there was a sort of re-connection made [even though I don’t think I will take that other podcast up again, because it ultimately became simply plain vanilla mainstream stuff, and began to bore me because it was actually not enlightening, strictly speaking] ).
And today I want to do something also a little out-of-the-ordinary … mainly because something quite out-of-the-ordinary happened. Two people I follow (neither of whom I have ever met (at least AFAIK 😉 ), posted very particular thoughts — which were very similar — at pretty much the exact same time! And they aren’t strangers to me (because I follow their writing), but I don’t know them (per se). And they don’t know each other (again: AFAIK). So Caralyn, meet Velda! Velda, meet Caralyn!
I certainly had to unlearn a lot of deeply, deeply engrained bad habits that were slowly destroying my mind, body and soul.https://beautybeyondbones.com/2020/07/16/5-unhealthy-habits-i-quit
I can remember to be kind to myself when letting go of an idea too.https://legendofvelda.com/2020/07/16/on-never-giving-up
There are many fascinating points of the juxtaposition of these ideas (and please: do yourself the favor of clicking through to the full articles! 😉 ). I agree with many points — and that is what I wish to underscore. Whether there are some points I might disagree with doesn’t really matter all that much — and I probably don’t disagree as much as I simply don’t know.
If you would like to learn more about my own ideas related to connections, networking, information on the Internet, etc. please feel free to follow some of my other blogs — e.g. contextual.news.blog. Let me warn you, however, that not everyone always agrees with me — and that’s perfectly OK, too!
ps: hat tip to Rodolfo Clix (via Velda’s post) for the bright photo / idea 😀
Keywords: sales, Networking, LinkedIn, connections, collaborating, cold call
Here’s an example of a note I may send when trying to reach someone I DO NOT ALREADY KNOW via LinkedIn:
SHARED CONTACT said you worked together at (former employer), I was curious to learn more about what you are working on (in your new role) as I am looking to BE VERY SPECIFIC ON YOUR GOAL/FOCUS and I’m thinking (we could help each other reach a common goal)? Might you be available for an intro phone call in the near future to discuss further?
You can reach me directly on my cell: 614-686-7220 or vial email (include address).
Kind regards, Melissahttps://globalhorizonsblog.wordpress.com/2020/02/28/connecting-to-strangers-on-linkedin