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The Secret Behind Being the Best, Elite, and Rich

When you want to fast-track your career, you must build a team of connections globally



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When you want to achieve amazing success globally you must build a team of strong connections and networks. After completion of your education, parents have a limited role to play in your life except in supporting your family and finance. 

However, when you want to fast-track your career, you must build a team of connections globally to add value to them and leverage their connections. 

Advantages of Connections 

Connections are crucial for your career and leadership success. They help you keep in the right place at the right time. They help you timely and immensely.  When a raindrop falls into an ocean, it loses its significance. 

In contrast, if the same raindrop falls into a shell, it becomes a pearl. Right connections, coaches, and mentors help you fast-track your career. Additionally, research shows that most jobs are available based on your network rather than through advertisements. 

Even if you don’t have money, your connections help you greatly. That is one of the major reasons why people invest their time, energy, and resources to build connections. Some people attend events and functions to network with others. 

There are networking events at the end of each program to connect with like-minded people to explore opportunities. It is a well-admitted fact that behind the success of every person there is someone who laid the ladder for their success. 

Therefore, success is not a solo game. It is a confluence of various factors including hard work, persistence, and connections.

Tools to Connect with Others

Here are some tools to build your network. Don’t be shy to talk with strangers. Be comfortable opening up with them. Don’t be overly conscious about making mistakes. Be cheerful. Smile to connect with others. 

Start your conversation based on your knowledge, skills, and abilities. Also, initiate your conversation by outlining others’ areas of interest. Be a good listener. Don’t interfere when others converse with you. Present positive body language to connect with others. Adopt a mirroring technique to connect with others quickly. 

Avoid interfering with their personal issues and lives. Your conversation must be professional with an emphasis on ethics and etiquette. Keep your network as diverse as possible to make it powerful and inspiring. Have a strategy and execute it effectively. 

“The richest people in the world look for and build networks, everyone else looks for work. Marinate on that for a minute.” —Robert T. Kiyosaki

The Secrecy Behind Being the Best, Elite, and Rich

People prefer to pursue education in prestigious institutions. Apart from acquiring knowledge from the best faculty and exchanging knowledge with their peers, they enjoy quality connections. 

Some of their connections reach higher positions in the long run. They help themselves since they hail from the same institution. The alumni from these institutions help their institutions to grow stronger and greater. 

In this way, they elevate their brand and strengthen their connections. Additionally, if you want to stay rich forever, one of the best ways is to acquire quality education in prestigious institutions as the alumni extend their help to themselves.  

Remember, a single contact with the right person at the right time will keep you in the right place to touch your tipping point.  

Maintaining Your Network is Harder 

Building your network is hard and maintaining your network is harder because you must invest your time, money, and energy to keep your connections growing and giving fruit to the next generation. 

I have come across some people from the second generation enjoying the fruits of connections from their first generation in various walks of life. Hence, don’t underestimate the power of connections.

‘Who You Know’ versus ‘What You Know’

In the current global scenario what makes the successful and unsuccessful is the ability to network with others effectively. Some people became stars due to their connections. Subsequently, they worked hard; built their skills and abilities; and retained their positions. Hence, don’t underestimate the power of networks and connections

In fact, ‘who you know’ matters more than ‘what you know’ in this cut-throat competitive world. 

It is observed that some people are very strong in their areas but they don’t know how to build connections and showcase them with others. They find it challenging and remain unnoticed and unrecognized throughout their lives. 

On the other hand, some people have the right connections and showcase whatever little they have and achieve recognition and success quickly. Hence ‘who you know’ certainly matters more than ‘what you know’. If ‘what you know’ is the king of success, ‘who you know’ is the queen of success. 

Both king and queen are essential to run your career empire successfully. To summarize, the way hard and soft skills are essential to achieve your career success, ‘what you know’ and ‘who you know’ is essential to fast-track your career.

Social media is a powerful platform to build your connections and enhance your network. Hence, utilize it effectively by building a team of quality connections globally with a positive, right, and strong attitude. Help them and seek their help. 

Reshuffle your team with changing times and technologies as per your principles and philosophies and based on their reciprocal response to achieve success in all spheres of your life.   

Professor M.S. Rao, Ph.D. is the Father of “Soft Leadership” and the Founder of MSR Leadership Consultants, India. He is an International Leadership Guru with forty years of experience and the author of fifty books including the award-winning ‘See the Light in You’ URL: He is a C-Suite advisor and global keynote speaker. He brings a strategic eye and long-range vision given his multifaceted professional experience including military, teaching, training, research, consultancy, and philosophy. He is passionate about serving and making a difference in the lives of others. He is a regular contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine. He trains a new generation of leaders through leadership education and publications.

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