So the spider tends the web, the fisherman works his net.
Both are busy, setting out their wares understanding that, sooner or later they are going to find what they are looking for … Bingo! Reward for all the attentiveness and persistence required to be successful.
So what is he on? I hear you ask
Understood … and I may let you in on that another time …
I am pretty sure you already understand that to be successful at any given task we need learn the skills and to practice, keep at it. It’s no difference with your networking – whether on-line or in the person to person environment, we need to work on the familiarity.
Trust is the by-word for business these days. Business is indeed personal. We value our tools of trade, although we need to stay on our toes, identify peers, learn, deliver on promises and consolidate relations. Being the best in the eyes of our peers, that ‘go to person’ is a prerequisite to the very best kind of referral there is. Recommendation.
OK, spider-web or fishing net which to tend first?