Your Network Is Your Net Worth

Who do you run to when you need support?
Who are your ‘personal’ people – ahead of you, at par with you or behind you?

Who do you trust to put in a word for you in the right hearing when you need it most?

Who is that person who you’re sure will do everything within their means to help you succeed?

Who is unashamed to be rooting for you? Who will risk being looked at one ‘kain’ for doing unusual stuff for you?

Who will put ALL of their resources at your disposal?

As I go to and fro social media (Instagram to be precise), I can’t help noticing young people pulling off amazing feats…

Neither do I fail to notice the young and not-so-young people who seem to be at their beck and call…

Laying bare ALL of their resources for their use….

Rooting for them loud and clear!

And it happens everywhere – work place, business place, market place, every place…

One of my friends in the University had something weird going on. She had ‘people projects’. She just picks on someone randomly she wants to get friendly with. It was a bit weird because she used to pick the not so popular people. But, guess what? Those people come to hold her in high esteem, and would probably never forget her….

You ought to start a ‘people project’ too, or a ‘network project’ if you like, especially if networking doesn’t come so naturally to you…

Plant your network tree before you need shade, dig the well before you are thirsty…

People are everything. We pray to God, but He uses people to answer those prayers…

Start today, think of one person you’ll like to get friendly with at work, in business, or simply in life, and reach out to them. If you’re afraid of being rejected, don’t start with someone who can help you, start with someone you can help. What you make happen for others, God makes happen for you…

Your network is your net worth…

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Lastly, as a true Yoruba girl. I can’t finish this post without greeting our friends in America and all over the world: “A ma de kuu ti Trumpuu yi keh”. Unfortunately, I can’t translate that, lol…

Here’s something to remember from the American election:  Impossibility is nothing! When you have already said no to yourself (based on your assessment of your qualifications and any other excuses your mind can conceive), don’t expect anyone else to say yes.

Say ‘Yes!’ to deliberately building your network!  Because you can!

 Hope you take action today!

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