Progressive Learning Session 5 (Consistently invite people you select from a filtered list of LinkedIn candidates).
The secret to building a large network of people who will advocate for one another is to constantly:
You may be wondering why we focus so much on LinkedIn.
For example, you may already know many people and wonder why you should meet yet more on LinkedIn.
We highly encourage you to have conversations with those you already know to determine how important building their network is to them.
In many cases, you may already be sporadically interacting with these people. So it is perfect to have a platform like the CC where you can meet more regularly and help them meet like-minded others.
You may also believe that there are better ways of finding people than using LinkedIn.
When you have learned about the great tools and processes we have developed to help you find great network-building candidates on LinkedIn, it will take around 200-250 outbound connection requests to introduce a team of 5 people (we call this Core-5).
That’s more than fast enough!
If the people you introduced duplicated this, you would have a very fast-growing team of team building advocates.
Success in almost any endeavour involves some degree of tedious activity.
As such, it’s good to evaluate whether you are engaging in activities that predictably produce great results or activities that, whilst enjoyable, produce much smaller results.
In other words, are you engaged in pleasing activities or pleasing results?
Duplication is vital.
The people you introduce must have a system to help them learn rather than spending a lot of time teaching your team members everything.
Just imagine how easy it is to have your team members listening to Podcasts like these rather than you having to teach them everything.
Using the CC system helps create a duplicatable process and keep the workload manageable for everyone.
Using a great calendar booking system such as Calendly can save you a great deal of time and reduce the stress of juggling your diary to fit in with the schedule of those with whom you are booking Zoom meetings.
At first glance, this may seem like others have control of your time.
It’s quite the opposite!
Using an app such as Calendly, you can decide when people can book into your calendar.
Also, apps such as Calendly integrate with your existing calendar apps (such as Google Calendars).
In other words, if you book a time in your Calendar, Calendly won’t double book you.
Here are some of the benefits of using an app (such as Calendly) to provide a link that others can use to schedule time in your calendar:
As more people use Zoom (or an equivalent), using a booking system is becoming respectful etiquette (you are grateful when others make it easy for you and send you a link to book into their calendar).
Here are some tips:
Using the My Most Trusted Chrome extension is a great way to save you time and help you manage your LinkedIn interactions.
The best way to learn how to install, activate, and use the MMT Chrome extension is to click the “MMT in detail” item in Session 5 of the Progressive Learning mind map.
A word of warning in advance; after you install MMT, don’t forget to click the link to activate the Connect Collaborative version.
Carol Dweck, a professor at Stanford and the author of Mindset, studies motivation theory: asking what drives people to succeed, why people succeed (or not) and how we can foster success in others and ourselves. Although you may not be conscious of them, you have powerful beliefs that affect what you want and whether you get it. In Mindset, psychologist and researcher Carol S. Dweck argues that your attitudes about how fixed your abilities and intelligence are can determine the course of much of your life, starting as early as your preschool years. You learn one of two mindsets from your parents, teachers, and coaches: that personal qualities such as intelligence are innate and unchangeable (a “fixed” mindset) or that you and others can change and grow (a “growth” mindset). This view shapes your personality and helps or hinders you from reaching your potential. Your mindset shapes how you learn, cope with setbacks, advance in your career, and relate to others. Here’s how the two mindsets compare. Fixed mindset: When you have a fixed mindset, you believe your abilities are unchangeable. You were born with certain traits and a certain amount of intelligence and that’s that. Many people are trained in this mindset from an early age — for instance, by a teacher who believes your IQ determines everything: You’re either smart or you’re dumb; you can learn or you can’t. When you view your abilities as unchangeable, you feel you must constantly prove yourself. If people get a set amount of intelligence, you want to prove you have a lot, although you secretly worry you were shortchanged. Growth mindset: When you have a growth mindset, you believe the abilities you’re born with are a starting point. You can get smarter ...
It’s important to realise that your homework does not have to be completed for your next onboarding session. Just do as much as you can. That said, going through your homework is vital because it helps you to clarify the incredible benefits building your network could provide for you. Many people start building their networks to support their business. However, the Connect Collaborative was founded to help people like you achieve the things they truly desire in life. If you gain more business, but that comes at the expense of eating up your free time, what have you really achieved? We believe that having free time as well as increased income is essential. If you are making a consistent effort to build your team and your network, undoubtedly, the result should be more than just increased business. We encourage every network builder to start thinking about creating significantly increased ongoing income while decreasing the time required to earn that income. What could you do with increased income and more free time? Following are some of the topics in your Homework A great questionnaire asking you to rate the importance of various things in your life You’ll find this Quiz fun to do, and it will help inspire you as to what is possible. Your thoughts on your End Goals vs your Means Goals after watching the fantastic video by Vishen Lakliani on this subject Your thoughts on the Go-Giver concept created by Bob Burg A quiz designed to help you think about how network building can help ...
The person you haven't met yet! We often find ourselves stuck in narrow social circles with similar people. What habits confine us, and how can we break them? Organizational psychologist Tanya Menon considers how we can be more intentional about expanding our social universes — and how it can lead to new ideas and opportunities. ...