Get Connected, Stay Connected

August 24, 2009

I went out of town this past weekend – a float trip with a good couple-friend of ours. We had a great time and very much succeeded in clearing our minds and relaxing our bodies. Yay! Upon ‘plugging’ back in this morning I reconnected with all of the industry news, my favorite Twitterers, and updates on the blogs of successful authors, motivators, networkers, and businesspeople that I follow. I love doing that, sitting down in front of my computer with the knowledge that I have all sort of fun catching-up reading to do. It’s not just the feeling before I dig in that’s exciting, though, it’s what I’m left with a couple hours later. For me, there is nothing more motivating, thought-provoking, inspiring, and energizing than really plugging in.

It doesn’t just apply to networking via the big, bad Internet, either.
No matter your business, getting connected and staying connected is the key to success. The key to SURVIVAL. It’s the driving force behind staying ahead of the curve, fueling creativity and innovation, keeping inspired, and stregthening relationships. Lose touch with your network and you lose touch with your business. Lose touch with your business and you can kiss profits and growth goodbye. You’ve gotta attend those motivational meetings, fly out to the big convention, read the news, participate in discussions online related to your field, and call or email a dozen people every day to keep the relationships and contacts going, to keep them positive.

After a few hours of plugging back into the world this morning, I’m connected into my team and leadership, I’ve made a game plan for for the week, I’m up-to-date on the buzz around Twitter and Facebook, I know which networking and team events I’m attending the new few days, I’ve read or skimmed a dozen blog and news posts, and I am motivated, inspired, and ready for the week.

And by ready for the week I really mean WOOHOOOO I’m READY(!!) for the WEEK!


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