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Do You Know the Key to Strengthening Your Connections?

Did you know that you can get what you want up to ten (10) times faster and easier when you partner with other people?!?

With connection, you get to utilize the power of leverage which is using the least amount of effort to get bigger results.

The “old” way of networking where you recite your 30-second pitch no longer works.  

Actually, I’m not sure it ever did.

It’s overwhelming, ineffective, and excludes people who want to deeply connect.

The single characteristic shared by all the successful people I’ve met in my lifetime is their ability to connect and authentically build powerful partnerships from their connections.

These aren’t formal partnerships; they are connections that lead to opportunities, influence, and income. ((I teach this in-depth on day #2 at Design Your Destiny Live.))

You can’t leverage a connection that isn’t built on a strong foundation.

So, how do you create a strong foundation today with the new rules of business so you get to utilize the power of leverage?

It’s really simple.

Ask great questions – and be genuinely interested in the answers.

When you ask great questions, you’re curious about the person in front of you.

You get to connect human to human, not business opportunity to business opportunity. 

You show interest and appreciation for their story – and all it took for them to get to where they’re standing in front of you.

Most people are taught to connect to get a sale, not for the humanity of connecting.

What if you were to connect deeply first – and then discover what bigger opportunities were for the two of you over time?

While I realize this may seem difficult when you’ve hit a dry spell and “need” that next client or opportunity.

You may feel an urgency, compelling you to “push” or have something in hand by the time you finish a conversation.

On my journey, I’ve simply learned it’s better to open relationships than close deals.

It feels better for both of us.  

A relationship is a long-term investment rather than a short term goal.

So, what questions “should” you ask?

Ones that you would genuinely be interested in hearing the answer.

When you create a dialogue that is real, it’s often different than anything the other person has ever experienced. 

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The Upside Challenge of the week is to spend 10 minutes every day on the phone connecting with someone from your industry. That’s it!

You’ll be making real connections – and deepening existing ones.

The world needs you and your brilliance.

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