We all know the fundamental principle that building your network is good for business. The greater your reach, the more opportunities come your way. What’s really cool is that you don’t necessarily need to expand your network all that much to find significantly more opportunities. Here’s an interesting way to look at it…
Imagine your network as a sphere made of people and opportunities circling all around you, i.e. the phrase sphere of influence. Mathematically speaking, the volume of that sphere (the people and the opportunities) is:
V = ⁴⁄₃π r³
The “V” stands for volume and “r” stands for radius of the sphere. If the radius of your sphere or your reach, is 1, then V = ⁴⁄₃π 1³= 4.18
Now, imagine you extend your reach to 2, then V = ⁴⁄₃π 2³= 33.41….and that’s a big difference…8 times bigger! If your reach is 3, you get 27 times bigger and so on!
Expand your reach by just a little bit and your network and the opportunities that come with it grows exponentially!
So, get out there and go to that networking meeting, meet that new person, and build those relationships!
Tell me…how do you build your network?
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