I just got back from a round of frisbee golf with a my friend Jeremy Frandsen. He is a big player in the internet business world so it was good to go hang out and talk biz.
What I didn’t realize is that I forgot my water and almost died from heat stroke so I told him we had to quit after 12 holes.
But that is all beside the point. I have really learned during 2012 the value of networking. I am perfectly content staying in my office and not meeting anyone new, but from a business perspective that is a horrible way to do things.
My friend Andrew Lock (host of Help My Business Sucks web show) asked me at the beginning of the year to join his mastermind group. I was hesitant because I had never done that before but I decided to give it a try.
Little did I realize that I would meet people in that group that could help my business get way better. I was also surprised how those people started connecting me to other people who they thought could help my business as well.
I am convinced now that networking with the right people will do more for the growth of your internet business than almost anything else you can do.
That’s how I met Jeremy (frisbee golf companion). A mutual friend introduced us. He has given me some awesome business advice and I have hopefully done the same for him.
When you are looking to help others and they are looking to help you, it creates a synergy that can do awesome things. Find some people in your area that have similar interests from an entrepreneurial perspective and form a mastermind group.
I have some good friends that I have lunch with once a week and we talk business and other stuff too but it is a great help to have a fresh set of eyes on your business, just make sure you hang out with people that build you up and motivate you to do better.
Connections are the key to success. Write that down…or type it…or text it…but remember it.