When it comes to being an entrepreneur it can feel like you’re on an island. Your friends and family may not understand what you do or the challenges you face and it’s not uncommon to feel isolated, especially if you work from home.
When it comes to catapulting and growing your business, connecting and building a network is one of the best ways to build your customer base and ultimately your profits.
What you may not know is networking is also a great way to motivate yourself. Networking exposes you to other business leaders, entrepreneurs and motivated individuals. Even if you don’t have a single competitive bone in your body, when you network online and offline, you’re going to be inspired by the energy, ideas and productivity you see in those around you.
It also gives you the unique ability to mingle with like-minded individuals who may have a different perspective, a different experience or a different story than you do and have achieved success.
Networking also forces you to stay on your game. If you’re putting forth the effort to network, and it’s recommended that you do, you want to show up as your best.
For most people, networking with other successful people inspires their competitive spirit. We see other successful people and think, “If they can do that, so can I.” We hear great ideas, product launches, marketing tactics and business strategies and we think, “I can do that!” or “I wonder if I can achieve more sales and profits if I use that in my business” It is very motivating to hear what other people are doing in their business!
Networking is also a great way to build a support system. Finding and connecting with like minded individuals who are experiencing similar wins and challenges can be incredibly helpful as an entrepreneur. Your fellow entrepreneurs will not only understand your business but they’ll also be able to support you in a number of ways, such as sending new business referrals your way or recommending a great service provider.
More importantly, a great support system is just that – support. Your support network will be able to understand the unique issues and dilemmas of your business and will be able to offer advice and a helping hand whenever needed.
Finally, networking both online and off (though online networking can be done in your yoga pants) help us to show up differently for our businesses and dreams. The simple act of showing up for our business and networking, makes us feel more motivated and inspired to continue to take action towards our goals.
Looking for the right networking group? We invite you to check out Simple Success Networking.
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