Interview with Greg Reid
The following interview is with motivational keynote speaker and author, Greg Reid. Greg runs the Millionaire Mentor Corporation.
Josh: How do you define Business Networking and why do you feel it is important?
Greg Reid: Well, if what the cliche’ says is true… our network is our net’worth’ then by definition, networking alone may be the greatest key to all success.
How many times has it been said, it’s not what you know but WHO you know that matters?
Here’s the point… look around and see who you are hanging around with.
I personally believe we are a direct reflection of the 5 people we associate with most and our income is an average of those people.
To change ones life, and or Networth… change those people and your life will change in conjunction.
Example: when I was in business, I sought the brightest minds I could find to surround myself with and simply did what they told me.
When I wanted to become an author, my friends became those at the top of the best seller list… and so on, and so on. Bottom line, if you wanted to be an “A” student, would you go and hang around with the failing ones?
Josh: Can you share one idea that someone could put into practice that would help them to improve their business networking skills?
Greg Reid: The power of two – Always give two business cards when you meet someone and ask for two in return.
When they press for a reason why, explain that one is for your personal records, and the other is to pass along to someone that you may know that could use their product or service as well… request that they do the same. This builds a report right away, and they know you are out to help them while opening their options for helping you grow your alliances at the same time.
** You can visit Greg’s web site at AlwaysGood.com