LINKEDIN: 4 WAYS I GAVE AND 2 WAYS I RECEIVED
By Heidi Rasmussen, Co-Founder and COO of Freshbenies
Do you believe the saying, “It’s better to give than receive?” It’s a great thing for a parent to tell a selfish kid. Personally, I like both!
I really enjoyed the book, The Go-Giver. It tells the story of an ambitious man named Joe who’s desperate to land a key sale at the end of a bad quarter. He seeks advice from a legendary consultant who introduces Joe to his network of “go-givers.” Joe learns that changing his focus from getting to giving ultimately leads to unexpected returns. Here’s a great quote: “Most people just laugh when they hear that the secret to success is giving. Then again, most people are nowhere near as successful as they wish they were.” If you haven’t read it, I’d suggest adding it to your list.
What does all that have to do with my topic? Everyone can give, but we can give more when we have assets. Assets aren’t just cash money – they also come in the form of time, a network, connections, experiential advice, mentorship, etc. To learn the 4 ways I used LinkedIn to help people, click here.