Part III: Career Audit-Measuring Your Career Network’s Viability

Daily Quote: “Your core circle and the way you treat people will have a dramatic impact on your ability to achieve your purpose.” Tom Peters 

A portfolio of experience and learned skills allow you to take your career in multiple directions, which is ever more important in constantly changing job market. Yet an even more important factor in moving your career forward is the viability and relationship you have with your network.

George John, Founder & CEO of Rocketfuel puts it this way:  “The present value of my network has always eclipsed the value of my current assets by millions… I just tried to be helpful, and the result was that all of my favors were repaid 10 times or more.”

Clearly, networking with successful individuals is a key element in furthering your career. Your responsibility and ultimately the responsiveness of your network is the special connection you have with them and your ability to giving service to others before any reward is given back.

“Your core circle and the way you treat people will have a dramatic impact on your ability to achieve your purpose.” Tom Peters

Self-Coaching Challenge: Over the next few days of the New Year write down the names of the top ten people in your network and schedule a coffee, lunch or drink with them. The purpose of this meeting is to catch-up with them and see how you can be of service to them in the new year.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s