We had a chance to interview International Business Consultant, Ron Broussard. Many times when attending various networking events, we try and get as many business cards as possible to fill our virtual Rolodex, however, it is the quality of the connections that matters.
When Porter Gail, author of “Your Network is Your Network” was asked,
Why do you believe that you’re only worth as much as the size of your network? Should people be measured based on network or wealth?
Actually, I don’t believe it’s the size of the network that is important. I believe it is the quality of the relationships and your ability to make authentic connections that most greatly impacts your true worth. I believe that seeking out and working in collaboration with others who share your interests and values will provide a stronger foundation, enabling you to reach a higher level of success than you would on your own. Therefore, I believe that your “net worth” will be based not on the size of your portfolio or the size of your network but on your ability to define and stay true to your passions and values and that working with other people who share them will allow you to build a strong and enduring interpersonal safety net that will carry you through any financial calamity to greater output and personal fulfillment. Reference: http://www.forbes.com/sites/danschawbel/2013/06/04/porter-gale/
Take into consideration the value of the persons coming into your life, associates and clients and add the most value to those who are not empty pits.
Jacqueline H. Waller