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Level from a High Level Network

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Lessons from a high level network

Reasons why Building a network is the HIGHEST VALUE SKILL you can develop.

By Douglas Vermeeren, The Modern Day Napoleon Hill

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Why is the most valuable skill you can generate? It will be the one that opens the most doors of opportunity, gives you the most benefit and support and naturally creates the most income. Over the years I have been able to study more than 400 of the worlds top achievers much like what Napoleon Hill had done to write the landmark book Think and Grow Rich. While engaged in this research there were two powerful things that occurred. One of these things was an observation and the other was a result.

The observation was that EVERY single top achiever that I met with attained their success because of who they surrounded themselves with. The old adage Your Network equals your Net Work is unquestionably true. Associations at high level opened up opportunities not available to the general public. High level networks gave access to support, systems, clients and more high level introductions. Without a powerful network you are limited to your personal efforts and your connections are limited.

Nearly all results in life come through our interactions with others. If you have a low level of network you will have a low level of results.

The results I experienced were first hand success and wealth. Obviously success is not a destination but an ongoing series of experiences. As I began to level up my connections my results have continued to rise. Those that entered my network helped me, mentored me, opened my eyes to possibilities I had never experienced or considered. My network literally taught me what success could look like. Perspective is a powerful thing and generally eh result of who you spend the most time with. We are all teaching and influencing each other. If you surrounding yourself with inadequate teachers and influences you will live far below your potential. 

Below are some of the most important lessons I have learned from having a high level network. 

The #1 Habit and skill of the rich is high level networking.

Your network determines your net worth. But first you must decide what is of worth to you and what you value most.

Networking is not about simply making a sale it is about creating relationships that make selling easier.

Your network is a safety net that allows you to solve bigger problems.

Your network will determine your quality of life more than any other factor.

All wealth comes from your ability o connect with other people. 

Social capital is the most important asset a company or individual can build in todays marketplace.

Your highest value skill will be your ability to connect with people who can help you get what you want.

Access is the most highly sought after opportunity today.

Your rolodex is your greatest asset.

It is better to have 100 friends than 1000 rubles. Russian Proverb

We become the combination of the 5 people we spend the most time with.

We rise to the level of the things we allow to influence us.

The people you have in your network determine the opportunities that you have access to.

People help their friends most.

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.

Everything you want is only a relationship away.

The pre-internet concept of six degrees of separation is now obsolete. You are now closer to everyone you want to connect with than every before.

All high level success is created by a team, not an individual.

How well are you known in the network that matters.

True networking is rarely done. It’s not about exchanging business cards or meeting for coffee. It is creating synergistic long term connections that create powerful outcomes for all involved.

The highest connections  come because what you are doing has meaning.

Curiosity is at the foundation of connection.

If you are the smartest person in the room you are in the wrong room.

Business success is a CONTACT sport.

Connection is a result of shared emotional experiences. Nothing bonds better.

A circle of influence is never created by accident.

Good networks don’t build themselves.

You’ll never do a $1 Million dollar deal at a $10 breakfast.

Be so on-purpose that people want you in their network.

Decide in advance what you want from your connections.

Networking is rarely about attending a networking event.

First impressions can determine your final outcomes.

Your Highest Value Skill is NOT sales

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Your Highest Value Skill is NOT Sales.

Some business gurus are telling people that they need to develop their Highest Value or most valuable skills.That part is right! You need to focus on the skill that will give you the highest return on your efforts.

What they got wrong is that they are teaching that it is sales. Sales is important, but its not the first step.

Your network is. You can’t sell unless you have someone to sell to. And the level of your network will determine the level of the people who you get to sell to. Lastly I would also suggest that sales is not the most valuable thing your network could offer you either. You will find that networking to sell is the weakest kind of networking. Instead network to find more valuable things. Most of the time in life and business your highest value skills and assets are things that will give you long term returns not a short term sale or commission.

Here are 4 to think about:

1) Support and resources 

Who in your network can help yu with the things you need to grow your business. This can be education and mentorship, financial support, help implementing systems or even introductions to other people. There is truth to the russian proverb which states, “It is better to have a 100 friends than 1000 rubles.”

2)Opportunities 

Most of the big opportunities in my life have come through other people. Some of these opportunities have been to attend or speak at big events, become involved in excellent investment opportunities or attend high level events or meet celebrities. Recently one of my contacts in the UK invited me to have tea at Kensington Palace with the Royals and attend ASCOT. Your best opportunities in life will come through those you know.

3)Team members or business systems

At high level networking events it is not uncommon to meet people with specialized skillset who are very successful at what they do. These opportunities are fantastic occasions to find people, services or systems that you can use to strengthen your own business.

4) Customers (but not in the way you think) 

Low level networkers look for single individual customers — you need to look for people to collaborate with that have large groups of your customers.)

Again sales is an important skill, but it isn’t the one that will create the most wealth or success for you. The skill you need to develop is your ability to build a higher level network.

Hope this is helpful.

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Simplicity Proceeds Success – BAM #14

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Keep-it-simple

Simplicity linked to success
By Douglas Vermeeren

At first glance it may seem like the most successful, wealthy and influential business leaders in the world have a lot going on. It’s true that they have hectic and busy schedules. Their days are full and very productive and they don’t waste time. While those things are true one thing is certain and that is that their activities are precise and focused. To create high level success creating simplicity and effectiveness is fundamental. Here are three suggestions from my research of top achievers as to how you can create more simplicity and effectiveness in your activities.

Determine your specific mission
Recently I was at a networking event for entrepreneurs. One individual handed me his business card. On it were listed several unrelated businesses opportunities this individual was engaged in. I could immediately tell that he wasn’t extremely successful in any of them. The old saying, “Jack of all trades, master of none” was apparent. Don’t-Forget-to-Give-People-Your-Business-Card1One of the most important things that I learned in building my own business with the support of incredible mentors was just because you can do a skill doesn’t mean you should. We only have so much time, ability and energy and of we try to do everything we cannot possibly do them all well. I use the analogy in my seminars of having a single glass of water and a remove full of plants. If you try to water everything it will all die. If you select a small group of plants to nurture they will thrive. Most entrepreneurs try to do too many things and therefore nothing really thrives. Pick a specific mission and dedicate yourself there.

 

Go deep enough to know your business and focus on solving specific problems
By going deep into an area of expertise in your business and career you develop yourself as an expert. When you spend more time in that specific area you develop thinking and tools that allow you to solve problems in that area better than anyone else. This is same strategy that turns regular doctors into brain surgeons, average athletes into olympians and scientists into astronauts. If you want to become an expert in your business or career expertise will be required.

 

Your value to others will be in proportion to the problems you are able to solve. If you want to be paid more solve more complex problems. The way more complex problems are solved is to simply spend more time solving problems in that area. Your experience and knowledge in the area will give you what is needed to solve problems in a specific area. It’s that simple.

sam-waltonOne of the impressive things to me as I interviewed the 400 top achievers was to observe how how they were to learn about a specific area directly related to their business. They read, researched and talked with everyone they possible could. Sam Walton founder of Walmart would visit the retail stores of his competition and talk with them about how they were doing things every opportunity he had. He even used to do it on family holidays and in far away countries. It was his thirst to understand the world of retailing that lead him to introduce many of the ideas we take for granted in a Walmart today. It was this same thirst that made him the richest man in America for a time.

Eliminate needless activities and time wasters
You’ve heard it said that time is the most important commodity in the world. It is true yet still most people only pay this concept lip service. Most people take longer with activities than is required to solve them. For example, most people feel that a meeting with someone ought to take an hour. I suspect that this is a remnant of the idea that a class in school was an hour so therefore every other meeting should be an hour too. I’ll never forget on of the top achievers who became a mentor to me divided his day into 15 minute increments. If you wanted a meeting with him it was generally allowed 15 minutes. To stay on track we actually put a timer on the table as you talked with him to keep you both on track. With such time limits imposed you didn’t find yourself talking needlessly about the weather, the local sports team or any other kind of fluffy feel good banter. It was straight to the important matters.

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Now I’m not saying that we need to eliminate all friendly discussion but average people spend too much time making meaningless conversation and time passes quickly. I recently had a student at one of my events who had a continual problem with meetings running into each other. He was always late and continually falling behind. In addition his meetings with clients were not converting for him. As we talked about the structure of an effective client meeting we found that he was spending way too much time on discussions that did not serve the client. While some of this chit chat may have been polite it did not contribute to his mission.

Simplicity requires setting up boundaries and that means you’ve got to spend some time in preparation to determine what is most valuable to you. When you know what is most important you can start spending your valuable time there.

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In conclusion Leonardo Di Vinci was credited for having said that “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Getting to simple takes work, the above suggestions are not easy and they are also just the beginning. As you learn to simplify and get focused your results will improve and success will become possible for you.

 

 

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What are people saying about Business Networker?

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Several entrepreneurs have recently been invited inside the new and upcoming social networking site for Business owners, entrepreneurs and business innovators. The following are what they discovered in using Business Networker:

In addition here are some written comments about Business Networker:

Bevan Bird

“Business Networker is helping me find my perfect strategic alliance partners. It’s exciting to be part of this premium community full of qualified, serious business owners… and the way they have combined commerce, business networking and CRM is pure genus!” – Bevan Bird, Connection Coach

Karen Walker

“I’m so excited to be utilizing Business Networker for my organization. Business Networker is just what I need to take my business to the next level, and next level for me means global!” – Karen L. Walker, Rodan + Fields Dermatologists Independent consultant

Dave Dyer

“Business networker has revolutionized the way we do business online. The doors of opportunity have been blown wide open with the ability to connect with other business owners, create mastermind groups, search for qualified clients and leads for products all in one place. Business Networker is simply amazing. I cannot recommend it enough!” _ David Dyer, CEO market resources

PinkMels

“Business  Networker is the paradigm shift in which all businesses have been waiting for. It is the forefront of combining business with social media. We are in full contact with all customers and other businesses in one simple platform. It manages all aspects of business in one central place. Talk about Linkedin on steroids.” – Melissa Macky & Melissa Sterling, Empowerpreneurs!

 

Andrei Mincov“I have no doubt that Business Networker will grow into a giant powerhouse that will connect best service providers with the best leaders.” – Andre Mincov, Lawyer, Trademark Factory

For a FREE 30 day trial of Business Networker to see how Business Networker can help your business go to http://www.BusinessNetworker.com

Why does Business Networker charge a fee to have a profile?

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Business Networker

Business Networker

Why does Business Networker charge a fee to have a profile?

One of the most frequently asked questions that can be heard is why does Business Networker charge a fee when so many other social networking sites are free. The answer is simple when you look at all the other social networking sites and compare it with the mission of our members. Our members are entrepreneurs, business owners, business leaders and others that have a different goal in connecting with each other. The goal of our members is to expand their business, make meaningful connections and ultimately make some money.

It doesn’t take a visitor long to see that the free sites that are currently in the marketplace attract many who are not conducting business. You will find everything from postings about their kitty-kat, what they had for lunch and even dating advice. These time wasting activities do not fit for our format.

By requiring our members to qualify themselves with a membership dues we have discovered that people do not waste their time or others time when they are on Business Networker. Don’t get me wrong they enjoy their time with us and also post things that are fun and interesting – but they are not looking to waste anyones time.

Network with powerful business owners

Network with powerful business owners

Business Networker could be compared to a chamber of commerce or an exclusive club where members are held to a higher standard of connection. With a higher standard and quality of connection a higher standard and quality of business automatically is created. If you are serious about making deeper more valuable connections and growing your business you can’t afford to not be connected on Business Networker. To get started go to http://www.BusinessNetworker.com

Here are two additional reason that most people don’t know about that share why we charge:

1) Business Networker is very different than most social networking sites that ask you to invite your friends to join. Business Networker actually pays a cash referral bonus to members who refer their friends. That is correct you can become a Business Networker affiliate or reseller. For each person that you refer to Business Networker you are paid $30 per premium membership and $9 per Basic membership. No one organization has this opportunity for it’s members.

2) The Business Networker Advertising grant program. Each year Business Networker makes available several thousand dollars in ad grant money to partner with our business members in advertising in the real world. Some of the kinds of advertising we help our members with include television advertising,radio, trade show, magazine, newspaper and special event sponsorships. For more information on how you can apply for this program go to http://www.BusinessNetworker.com We are the only social networking site in the world that partners with its members in this way. You can actually get paid when you share our logo.

3) Business Networker gives back to the communities we serve. Business Networker makes donations to a variety of worthy causes int he community based on the contributions of its members. Many of the causes we support are suggested by our members and are those that we hope can facilitate strong social change for the positive.

Business Networker

Business Networker

Here is a breakdown of membership opportunities:

Basic Business Profile

Regular: $19.99 Limited time early bird sign up $9.97

Membership at this level includes:

Basic Business Profile

Ability to network with 1,000’s of other members

Access to our exclusive lead generator tools

access to event calendars

access to 1,000’s of discounts from other members

ability to shop with our members online

Premium Business Membership

Regular $59.99 Limited time early bird sign up $39.99

Membership at this level includes:

Premium Business Profile

Ability to network with 1,000’s of other members

Access to our exclusive lead generator search engines

Exclusive prospect management tools

Access to event calendars

Access to 1,000’s of discounts from our members

Ability to shop

Ability to create coupons

Ability to create online store

Ability to accept credit cards

Business Elite Membership

$169 – Only available by invitation