The blog challenge today is to write about what we think is the greatest thing since sliced bread.
I have been thinking a lot about networks lately. I have a wide network and have deliberately joined many groups and participated in many activities to maintain a wide network. This is not just about growing my business, the benefits are far reaching.
I think the networks we cultivate throughout life may be the greatest thing since sliced bread. My networks are in real life and on-line, I belong to women only networks and business networks and I maintain historic networks.
Reflecting on just the last 12 months, there are many direct benefits of the various networks I belong to:
- Significant work has been generated
- Conferences and learning opportunities
- Personal support when needed
- Inspiration and motivation
- Fun activities
- Shared wisdom
- Ability to help and connect with others
What are you doing to create and nurture your networks? Make the effort, it is well worth it.