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Networking 101 – Mix with Positive, Passionate People

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One of the things that has become more and more evident to me as I continue on this Networking journey that I have undertaken is this: I have to mix with positive, passionate people!

I am currently going through my data base to clean out all the people who I never hear from or who have moved or just plain fallen off the planet (and believe me it is something that you need to do at least twice a year) and as I delete certain folk off the list, I am both saddened and relieved.

Saddened because, no matter how hard I have tried they just did not get the plot and they remain negative. They just cannot or will not see what is right in front of them – that’s their choice I guess. There are so many opportunities out there for people who will just look and then act.

Relieved because, well it’s hard on me to continually hit my head against a brick wall and quite frankly I don’t have to do that at all. For every person that I delete off the list I have no doubt that there will be five or more that I add onto the list. Five more individuals who are passionate about what they do and who will go for opportunities with me.

You see I choose to work with and mix with individuals who want to grow their businesses and who want to grow their profits. I choose to work with individuals who are not only passionate about what they do but also passionate about life. I want to work with people who are full of enthusiasm for life and for business and whose enthusiasm is infectious and contagious.

You see I believe that you become like the people that you mix with and I have no desire to be negative and a pessimist. I want to see the good in life, I want to live the good life and I want to empower others to do the same.

So here’s the thing – if you are one of those folk who are negative, who always see the bad in everything, who always have something derogatory to say about people, the country, the politics (insert anything you like here), please do me a favour – walk the other way when you see me. Quite honestly there is no room in my life for you!