What comes around, goes around. Does it conjure positive or negative thoughts? Did your Mum say, when annoyed at a perceived wrong – ‘What comes around goes around’ Like some karmic fortune teller of doom.
But what if we apply the same principal in a positive manner? Try applying this ethos when networking, both at actual events and through your social media. Act like everything you do will come back around to you:
If you connect people, you will get connected, if you give referrals, you in turn will be recommended, if you ‘share’ great content, yours will be promoted. If you ‘like’ a business page, yours will get attention.
I’m not suggesting you keep score. What I am suggesting is that you try networking with an attitude that says ‘What can I do to help you?’ You will be amazed with the results, as Misner says ‘Givers gain’. Try it and tell me how you get on.