They say it’s not what you know that counts, it’s who you know. Well I’m not entirely sure I agree with that statement, but I do know that having an amazing network can really help you to reach your goals. I don’t think you have to be special or be really successful in order to build a close network of really successful, influential and like-minded people. I believe that anyone can build an incredible network from scratch, because that’s exactly what I did a couple of years ago when I started the Female Entrepreneur Association.
Back in 2011 when the Female Entrepreneur Association was just an idea in my head I had a network of zero. I didn’t even really know any other female entrepreneurs, which was kind of a problem considering was trying to share stories about women who had turned their idea into a successful business!
My problem was that I thought networking was all about selling and I hated the idea of going along to events where everyone was just trying to sell. In fact, when I was running my first business I never went to one single networking event! The truth is, I got it wrong. Networking is actually about building relationships with people.
In this week’s episode I share the story of how I went from having no network to building up a powerful and influential network or incredible people who have helped me in so many ways.
There are 3 main things I did once I realised that I needed to build an amazing network. These 3 things really helped me so much and still help me now. If you want to build an amazing network try out the steps!
If you want to skip the story and get straight to the steps go to 13 minutes in on the video and 13.31 minutes in on the podcast.
I hope these steps help you, please leave a comment below and share your tips and advice for building a network!