How do you network? Do you find yourself networking a lot or do you find yourself not networking as much as you believe you should network? The word networking has got to be one of the most overused words in the English language today. No longer is it used to describe what sales people or marketing execs do. In actuality, it is something we all do everyday when we come in contact with people, regardless of how that contact is made.
According to Wiktionary, networking (apart from the ‘computer speak’ version of the word) is “the act of meeting new people in a business or social context.”
Today, the ability to network is a must for anyone who wants to accomplish a particular goal that in some way or shape affects others. Whether it be in business or on a more personal aspect, knowing how to and how not to network is more important than ever before. Read more
Do you enjoy getting involved with others for a cause? A business project? Or some other undertaking? I’ve enjoyed getting involved in many organizations and helping others succeed in their endeavors for a while. Whether it is in business, in a community project or in a personal matter, being able to make a positive difference in someone else’s life has been a rewarding experience for me. Unfortunately, that wasn’t always the case. There have been many instances where I’ve felt that I’ve worn myself too thin with all of my responsibilities. Have you ever experienced that? Have you ever gone from a feeling of looking forward to being involved to not caring as much as you know you should? Not wanting to answer the phone whenever it rang? Ignoring emails? If you have, let me Read more
What’s your favorite Blog topic and why? Are there any particular topics you believe people should talk about? Share with others? Debate? The internet has made it so easy for people to communicate which each other. Whether for politics, medicine, social issues, or Read more
I’m sure many of you have heard the saying “When life gives you lemons…make lemonade”. Well for those of you who know me, you know that I enjoy working out and staying in shape. Some of my personal exercise passions include running, weight and resistance training, and martial arts. Recently, I injured myself while working out in the gym. The injury wound up to be a partial tear of both my right iliopsoas (hip-flexor) and my lower rectus-abdominis (the six pack muscle). Don’t ask me how I did it. Let’s just say that even though I had been working out already for over 40 minutes, and was more than warmed up, one wrong angle on a particular exercise can make all the difference. Needless to say, the injury put me out of being able to work out at all until the injury is healed. The injury didn’t even allow me to drive a car!
That was a recent lemon that life gave me and it’s now about a month ago. I’m still not allowed to work out or drive a car until I’ve gone through a certain amount of Read more
With the big buzz in the recent years about social media and social networking, it’s kind of hard to avoid the terms, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and the like. It seems when you turn on the news in the morning or listen to the radio on the way to and from work, you’ll always here someone use the phrase, “and the big thing on Twitter this morning seems to be…” or something similar to that. (You can almost insert many other social media and social networking sites in place on Twitter.) What’s the difference between Social Media and Social Networking? Check out Read more