Written by Christina Watson
Many business pundits claim your network is your most important asset, and they well may be right
Who you know goes much further than what you know, since you can’t possibly know it all – but you can know someone who knows more in a certain area.
So when you are ready to look for that new starting place for yourself – a new position – immediately you tap into your network. And your first instinct may be to call up someone you know and tell them of your desire to begin anew at some position (with more prestige and pay, of course!)
But wait! Before you jump in to all that you need to launch yourself with their help, there is one very important question to ask yourself before you pick up that phone (or mouse): “How can I help this person?” That’s right. How can YOU help THEM.
When you come from a place of giving first, service first, you cannot help but reap the other side of that equation – receiving
The Law of Gratitude states that the more you give, the more you will receive. The more you assist others, the more you will assist yourself.
But so many of us are programmed to talk about ourselves and what we need. We constantly look for how we can benefit in each encounter we have. And the OPPOSITE of that attitude is what really works. In each encounter look for how you can GIVE. This is the key to not only a quicker and easier landing into your new adventure, but to a happier life altogether.
People generally want to help those who help them
It’s part of our human condition that we feel better about people who help us and we, in turn, want to help them. When you approach your job search with this principle in mind – give first – you will be amazed at what transpires.
Try it and let us know how it works out.
As a Prosperity Coach, Christina is both a businesswoman and educator. After ten years of advising clients on money issues, and seeing that many people need more than just money advice, she added coaching to her practice.
Before becoming a financial advisor, Christina owned a construction company for 8 years. She holds a BS in Business Administration, with a focus on Management and Human Resources and completed her coach training with Coach Training Alliance.
Christina helps her clients discover their own path to prosperity and believes that every person has the power to transform their world. She is committed to partnering with her clients to assist in that process. Her newest program, Breakthrough Bunch, helps people find what they really need to break through to their next level by providing instruction, community and support.
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