Posts Tagged ‘relationships’

Giving Others a Vote of Confidence

Taking the time to let those in your professional network know that you support them is an important but not urgent activity.  An easy way to do this is to endorse them on LinkedIn. Endorsements are those opportunities you see to “check off” that a connection knows her stuff.  As opposed to recommendations, which are another…

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Offering to Help Others

Bringing our strengths and skills to the forefront and offering to help others is one of the greatest win-wins. Unfortunately, with all the busy-ness, we can forget to reach out. Or think we don’t have enough time to help. Or think they wouldn’t value or need our help. You never know! We don’t have crystal balls.…

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Asking for What You Need: A Quadrant 2 Activity

Too often we don’t ask for what we need. Especially women. That’s why I created Authentic Women’s Exchange–an invitation-only “netplaying” (vs. netWORKING) group that provides the space for women to ask. We met today, as always, on the 13th of the month. So today is not so much a challenge as it is an affirmation.…

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Gratitude: Another Important But Not Urgent Activity

One of the first times I heard gratitude talked about as a worthwhile activity was at a luncheon with non-profit expert, speaker, author, coach and friend, Jarrett Ransom. I’m pretty sure I did nothing at the time in terms of developing a “gratitude practice.” Again, it’s that issue of urgency, which kept (and often keeps)…

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Building Relationships with Events: Day 4 #30DaysofQ2

In 2010, I started holding “office hours,” but I didn’t keep up the trend.  It seems like “tweetups” back then were all the rage, so you could actually expect to meet someone in person you only knew online. I decided to revive the idea this year and use it as a way to sit down…

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Connecting People: Day 3 of #30DaysofQ2

Connecting people is a Quadrant 2 activity I try to do every week. I admit, I have tasks on my list to introduce people that are over a year old. (Gasp!) It’s because these tasks are not urgent. They may or may not make a difference in people’s lives, I reason. So these “to dos”…

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Day 2 of #30DaysofQ2: Mend Personal Relationships

Work is my Achilles’ heel. It is what I will do and default to doing when left to my own devices. Meaning, any “free” time I have, I feel a giant magnet pulling me to WORK. I’m not saying it’s all Quadrant 2 work. I’m just hyper-aware that one of my greatest weaknesses is CHOOSING…

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Who’s on Your A-List? A-Listers Are Your Big Supporters

As part of my authenticity journey, I’m grateful to have made so many real connections.  And since authenticity is the overarching theme of our relationships, it’s no surprise that some people are just naturally open, vulnerable, self-aware, and nonjudgmental with me.  We fall right in sync. When I find these folks, they are my A-Listers. The…

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Love and Business

While focused on employees, which solo service providers like me and my clients don’t have, the message in this video (below) is still important. Being vulnerable (required for love and for authenticity–and not a coincidence, I think) is key to a stable business. To meaningful, trusting partnerships. To customer loyalty. To our own satisfaction through real,…

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What Does It Mean: Showing Up Authentically?

If you know me, you know that showing up authentically is something I’m passionate about. It’s at the heart of the Certified Authentic Networker program I founded. And it can be invaluable to you in making deeper connections, whatever your profession may be. Showing up authentically is owning your uniqueness and allowing yourself to fully…

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