“When you think of the classic TV hit Saved by the Bell and the word “network,” you’re likely to think of television networks. I’m going to tell you a quick story about how the show reminded me of the depth and power of one’s network.”
I have to admit…
I read this blog because of the title, and it really doesn’t have much to do with one of my favorite childhood TV shows; however, the author makes some good points about the power we have within our networks that we sometimes don’t notice.
We live in a world where connecting with other people is easy and convenient, but it’s up to us to determine how meaningful those connections become. Take Facebook for example. Many of us have over 1,000 FB “friends,” but how many of those people do you communicate with regularly? How many of those people may be close friends with someone who would be an important contact for you? How many beneficial relationships are you leaving on the table?
A powerful network of people lies in front of us each day – through social media networks such as Facebook, through our good friends, through clubs and organizations in which we participate. Cultivating those relationships allows us to narrow degrees of separation and gain real benefit from networking.