MogulChixChat: The Power of Leverage
Here is video #6 of our Facebook Live Series: #MogulChixChat
Yes, you can succeed on your own. Lots of people like to talk about how they created or built something on their own. And kudos and props for that. But truly successful people recognize they are not an island unto themselves.
Building power relationships is critical in business. The power of that leverage is freakin’ amazing. Don’t believe me? Get around a group of people who care as much about your success as you do, and they will literally move mountains and answer wishes. Watch this FB Live as I talk about leverage, powerful networks and why Mogul Chix is an ace in your pocket.
- Do an inventory of your inner circle. If they no longer fit, don’t be afraid to get rid of them. Only surround yourself with people who have common goals and drive. Keep your friends in separate circles unless they are also on the same business level as you are.
- Create a system for contact. Once you are connected with people, don’t just let them sit in your contact files. Develop the habit of following up. Send an email quarterly to check in (and no, not those mailing list newsletter type emails. Personalize it!). Never let more than 6 months go by without checking in. Connections can evaporate when they aren’t cultivated.
- Make sure you are giving and taking. One sided relationships don’t work. You end up being resentful and nothing gets accomplished. If you feel like the other person is taking more than giving, readjust the relationship.
- Relationships are give and take, but not at the same time. On a few rare occasions, you may find yourself the giver and recipient at the same time. But that’s the exception, not the norm. There will be times when you’ll have to be one or the other first before the latter happens. Don’t internalize it! Things happen in their due time…if you’ve built a leverageable relationship! Be patient and diligent in building your relationships so when it is your time to receive, the other person will give without hesitation.
So ladies, I’m asking you to dig deeper. This about who’s in your circle. Consider who you want to be in your circle. Then get out there and connect. Make it happen. Building relationships could be the difference between your business being mediocre, or your company being a force in your industry. You can’t do that without relationships. And if you can’t, you should be thinking about attending the Mogul Chix Academy. Let’s reimagine the way we do business.
Til next time,
Founder, Mogul Chix, LLC
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Adrienne Graham is the Founder of Mogul Chix, LLC (www.mogulchix.com), a global company and community for female founders and women entrepreneurs. She works with female-founded companies to grow, scale & making them investment ready. She is CEO of Empower Me! Corporation (www.empowerme.org), a growth strategies consultancy for high growth companies. She provides Strategic Business Growth advisory services to companies with high growth potential to assist clients in creating processes and strategies to effectively scale, run, grow and position their business for success. Adrienne is an author, serial entrepreneur and avid techie dedicated to promoting inclusive diversity in the tech, VC and startup community. She is steadily building her empire one company at a time. She is also a Mentor for the Straight Shot Accelerator in Omaha, NE, which helps guide startups into successfully launched ventures.