Success Through Referrals

Networking With Intention

Networking With Intention

Just this week I attended a great speaking event where the focus was Living Your Life, and Running Your Business with Intention.   I loved the topic and believe it is true with networking as it is with anything else in our lives.

Far too often I meet people who are at networking events with no real purpose for why they are there.  They have no clear vision of what it is they are trying to accomplish at that event or meeting.  I don’t think it is a surprise then why they tend to see little results from their networking efforts.

Just this week I attended a great speaking event where the focus was Living Your Life, and Running Your Business with Intention.   I loved the topic and believe it is true with networking as it is with anything else in our lives.

Far too often I meet people who are at networking events with no real purpose for why they are there.  They have no clear vision of what it is they are trying to accomplish at that event or meeting.  I don’t think it is a surprise then why they tend to see little results from their networking efforts.

I believe that if we truly want to grow our businesses through referrals then we need to have clear intention for doing so.  We need to have a true vision of what we want to accomplish, and do everything in our power to make it happen.  We can’t just jump from networking meeting to networking meeting hoping it will work for us. 

My recommendation is to ask yourself the following questions:

  1. What is it that I want to accomplish?
  2. Who do I need to meet with to accomplish my goals?
  3. Does this type of networking help me achieve my goals?
  4. Does the focus of this networking organization align with my goals?
  5. How do I achieve my goals in the most effective, and efficient manner?

I think that if we spend some time thinking about these questions we will begin to define our true intention, and set ourselves up for success in achieving our goals.

The next time you go to a networking event, or meeting, go in with a clear focus on what your intention for being there is, and a clear focus on how to achieve it.