Building connections takes time, energy, and effort.
Simply meeting someone and handing them a business card, does not create a connection. Accepting friend requests on LinkedIn/Facebook, etc.. does not create a connection.
Simply joining an outstanding network of attorneys and professionals and providing your contact information will not create a connection.
It actually takes time, dedication, and discipline over an extended period of time to properly build, develop and maintain valuable connections.
It’s not random, it’s not luck, and it’s not possible without actually connecting with the other person.
So if you are still looking for ideas and strategies on building valuable connections that will undoubtedly lead to some great opportunities and benefits, you must take action.
Don’t wait around for things to happen. Create a plan and implement it.
Make sure you have a power lunch on your calendar. Unless you participate in these valuable [FLN – Power Lunches] on a consistent and regular basis, you will definitely miss valuable opportunities to maintain and solidify your connections.
Next, reach out to a fellow [FLN – Member] and coordinate an Individual Meeting (IM). Don’t wait for folks to knock on your door. Simply pick a date on your calendar that you are available, and find someone to fill the spot.
There are lots of hours every week to connect with someone for breakfast, lunch, or coffee and still get your work done. Therefore, time is really not a barrier, when your objective is clear.
Remember – how we spend our time is just as important as who we spend our time with.
On that note, make it a great day, and I sincerely look forward to connecting with many of you at the upcoming Chapter meeting.
-Mo N. ElDeiry, Esquire
[FLN – Founder & Director]