Have you ever seen a movie and enjoyed it so much that you recommended it to any and everyone you spoke to for days and days. Well that is the same concept you should consider using for good advice, resources and experiences. It seems natural to share a good book or a new restaurant but it seems foreign to share clients and ideas.
If you have made a mistake don’t be quiet about it tell your friends and colleagues so that they do not make that same mistake. If you landed a big account introduce your client to your neighboring business so that they may do business together. If you learn a more efficient way to turn a profit let your network know. By sharing this information you will build strong alliances and I am sure your peers will begin sharing with you as well.
If you have learned something the hard way you should show others how it is done so that they do not have to waste time and can get to their goals faster. Share failures and accomplishments equally; they are both helpful. Be open to learning from others; let them share their reality with you.
When I was publishing “The Art of Starting Over” I spoke to authors who had already done it. I was thankful for their feedback. As I learn more and move forward I shared everything I learned and as I continue to learn more I will share that information as well. Pave the way and make the rough road smoother for the people coming after you.
Sharing the real deal…Now That’s Presidential!