Last Monday, Dave Mendoza changed my professional life by adding to my future financial prosperity…. He made me Rich $$$$$
Here is an excerpt from my original posting on the MLPF (My LinkedIn Power Forum) group.
How do you ask? Please let me explain…
As some of you know in this group, to me the LinkedIn invitation is like the greatest professional gift I could receive. The potential opportunity of each connection is limitless anyway I look at it. I’m all about the long term possibilities with each person I connect with and I take full responsibility of nurturing my connections over the long term.
On Monday, Dave Mendoza added me to his top ten list at his website:
How flattered was I! What an honor to be mentioned within a website that features a lot of great talent! There are even quite a few fellow MLPF members on there too.
I didn’t fully understand the impact of this gift. Yes, I said it, gift. My LinkedIn connections have DOUBLED since last Monday…. And still counting!
The really great thing about these connections is that we all share a commonality and interest in professional networking for greater knowledge and of course we are all a part of the Six Degrees LinkedIn group. You wouldn’t believe some of the amazing backgrounds I have been introduced to this past week.
When I joined MLPF, I had not idea the types of relationships that I would forge – yet I have built some really solid connections in a relatively short period of time and there are more to come.
Think about it. You join a network with 8500+ strangers, people you don’t know “yet”. And then boom, you get a wealth of friendships, knowledge, book recommendations, blog recommendations, wonderful and helpful advice and support……..
We all know that it would be virtually impossible for me to build a one on one relationship with each one of these new connections from Dave overnight –the time it took me to write a note back to each invite was time consuming in itself.
But, each one of these, really terrific connections represents a rich future opportunity. Why, one of these new connections could very well be my next employer, my next client, my next hot candidate, the hiring manager at a company one of my MLPF friends is targeting…… oh the list of possibilities just keeps growing….
This much richer recruiter is very thankful – the mortgages out here in California are expensive and I know that in the future, my two kids (1 and 6) will be in college – see I’m thinking ahead in my personal life too. The richness affects both.
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April 1, 2008 at 4:17 pm