Every artist and creative person who is building anything wants to be connected to the right people. That’s what it means to have powerful relationships, right?
That’s one of the big tenets of growth farming your relationships for success.
To have an influencer (or several) on your contact list is what all of us want because of how potent it makes our growth opportunities. But how do we go about gaining influential relationships?
We spend so much time online trying to find answers. Often, what we end up with is a ton of tactics that can be used to benefit us in small ways.
Those small ways can build over time for bigger results. But too often we expect the little things to produce big results overnight. Rarely does anything work that way.
You Can’t Grow Anything Without Tools
What we don’t spend as much time looking for are the right tools. Just like in a garden, to get the crops you want at harvest time, you have to use the right tools.
For the gardener, she needs a durable shovel that can dig deep, hold a good amount of dirt, and not break the handle when considerable force is applied. She needs gloves to keep from getting blisters. She needs pots, soil, seeds, and plenty of water.
The growth farmer for relationships needs similar tools. She needs to be able to organize her outreach. She needs to have a Roladex that is updated regularly.
She needs a heart committed to serving others, and a willingness to ask for help. She’s not just a networker, she’s a cultivator of people.
Once you have the tools, you need to know the best ways to use them so that your results look like what you want. This is where experience comes in.
The same is true in our growth work. You need the tools. You need the knowledge of what works and what doesn’t.
You need the practical tips and insights into where to find the right people to make growth happen. And you need to know what to say for those connections to take root so relationships can be born.
Experience + Tools = Prosperity
But you also need the experience that comes from someone who’s done this before, someone who’s done it countless times with people in different fields and different degrees of success and influence.
That’s why I created a new ebook that provides both the tools and the tactics for using them the best way. Grab the ebook and get to some serious relationship Growth Farming.
When it comes to developing powerful relationships with influencers, it’s much more than trying to befriend a “famous person.” It’s creating a connection with a person you value for specific reasons.
Often, that value comes from something in their work that has had a tremendous impact on you.
That was what led me to contact one of my heroes, and a very influential person in the realm of business, marketing, and creative growth initiative. I’m talking about Seth Godin.
What let to our conversation was a valuing of the impact he makes every day in my life, and in the lives of countless entrepreneurial people through his writing on his blog and books.
Value Others To Build Powerful Relationships
Valuing others who have influence and make an impact on the world is one of the best tools you can gain to grow. Giving that value back through your own actions (thank you notes, sharing to social media, etc) creates connections with these folks that transcend what you may imagine.
When you get right down to it, treating an influential person with the same respect you wish to be treated with, and approaching them as a partner in this big project of harmonizing the world together, is how powerful conversations are started. And powerful relationships are born.
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