Kathy McAfee, Guest Author
Re-engage yourself back into the networking game. Get excited about the prospects of meeting new people. Set a goal to connect with 1, 2 or 3 new people this week. Ask tons of questions and be curious to learn about them. Find out what energizes them and what feeds their soul. Engage with them at a meaningful level.
Re-engage with existing people in your network. Pick up the telephone and call them – have a real conversation. Do not text or email or tweet them – that’s lazy. Find simple ways to energy them on that telephone call or voice mail message if you have to leave one. Make it positive and uplifting. Use your vocal power.
Are you ready, willing and able to re-engage in your work, life and networking? Will you choose to start anew today, this very moment, and assert yourself positively back into the game? Do you choose to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem? What is your choice? What is your decision?
Engagement is a choice. Engagement at work or in any relationship is a two-way street. Both parties share responsibility in what goes on. But the real owner of your experience is YOU, the individual. Ultimately it’s your life and your career and you must take full responsibility for your experience and your journey.
Re-engaging with people will re-energize you: your life, your career and your business. Now, doesn’t that feel good?!
Copyright 2012 – Kathy McAfee. Kathy McAfee is America’s Marketing Motivator and author of the book Networking Ahead for Business (Kiwi Publishing 2010). In her role as an Executive Presentation Coach and Motivational Speaker, Kathy helps her clients become the recognized leaders in their field by mastering the arts of high engagement presentations and more effective networking. Learn more at her Website: MarketingMotivator.net and NetworkingAhead.com.
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