Building relationships are one of the most important skills that you need to develop if you want to keep learning on how to be a great entrepreneur. Not only is networking a good skill to have when trying to build up your professional network of entrepreneurial friends, but it can also help you in your personal life. If you want to be a successful business person, one needs to have their personal life in order first in order to achieve what you want to do.
The first thing that one needs to do is learning how to establish a daily routine, and then keep repeating that routine and refine it every single time. Getting up from bed, eating breakfast, brushing your teeth and going to work are some basic examples that we can use that will help us build character. Once you keep doing the daily routines that you normally do everyday, it will hardly feel like work anymore because you get used to it. It is very important for people like us to establish new routines to try out because one can get bored and complacent into their daily lives. Going to the gym is a routine that can be hard for a lot of people to follow, it requires a lot of discipline and consistency in order to achieve the results that you are looking for and it can be a perfect example for a new routine for people to try out.
These daily routines in our life that we do on a regular basis can help us establish a foundation for when someone wants to start a business and lay down the groundwork for what needs to be accomplished. When you have a solid foundation for your business, networking becomes natural and second nature and that is when building relationship with influencers in the business industry becomes so invaluable. When you begin to establish relationships with the people you want to work with, is not like you can ask a favor for them right away, you need to get to know them first. Ask them about what motivated them to start a business, what is your morning routine like, ask them about their family, their hobbies, favorite color, little details like that.
When you begin to establish a good network of relationship with potential business partners, that is when opportunities will begin to open up for you and that is when you realize the true potential that you have when you meet the right people who will help you improve not only a a business person, but as a human being as well and your personal life will get better because of it. Always surround yourself will people who will help you push your talents and abilities. If you surround yourself with people who are always criticizing and talking about how bad things are and that there is nothing that can be done, GET RID OF THEM IMMEDIATELY!
I hope you have learned a bit about business networking, I will go on a three week hiatus because I will be in Spain and I will gladly tell my experience when I get back. Remember to surround yourself with people you admire to be and have a good week!