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April 26, 2022

Self - What kinda networker are you?

Self - What kinda networker are you?

Networking really is about working at casting your social net and making connections with others in a meaningful way. As entrepreneurs, we may approach networking very differently, make connections in diverse spaces, and have a plethora of experiences because we have to put ourselves out there. No matter how we go about it, networking offers the opportunities to exchange ideas, make yourself noticeable, explore new opportunities, reassess qualifications, improve creative intellect, provide extra resources, have support, grow your status and self-confidence, while establishing long-lasting relationships. Based on your network, connections, connectivity, and expansions beyond your current community, your network can become your net worth. Join X.T.C. as they explore how networking is an essential component of business success.  

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WEBVTT 1 00:00:01.000 --> 00:00:10.119 Welcome to the entrepreneurs trip podcast with extense. Showanda. I'm interested and I'm 2 00:00:10.240 --> 00:00:16.800 Chris. It's an entrepreneur starting or growing your business. You may have a 3 00:00:16.879 --> 00:00:21.960 destination, but the journey getting there, and it's right we want to be 4 00:00:22.000 --> 00:00:26.920 your travel companions and inject a dust of FIXTC as weeks who are real life 5 00:00:26.960 --> 00:00:34.159 conversations about navigating the world entrepreneurship in the US and the Caribbean. Take this 6 00:00:34.240 --> 00:00:51.320 trip with us. That's almost traded out open music for like a Mario. 7 00:00:51.600 --> 00:00:58.159 How you guys dot doing well? That's great. That's great and welcome everyone, 8 00:00:58.200 --> 00:01:02.200 and thank you for joining us for another week off, not entrepreneurs shrip. 9 00:01:02.759 --> 00:01:06.879 So this week on this series, what we're going to talk about is 10 00:01:06.920 --> 00:01:11.959 networking. Now, everybody usually have their little funny ideas about networking. It's 11 00:01:12.000 --> 00:01:19.359 about going out, meaning New People. It is about that entrepreneur that's what 12 00:01:19.400 --> 00:01:26.519 we do. But you know, I want to start by simply looking over 13 00:01:26.640 --> 00:01:30.480 some notes and telling you guys about what the for blessed says about out networking. 14 00:01:30.760 --> 00:01:34.280 But before I start talking for about thirty minutes, Shalani, Y'all got 15 00:01:34.280 --> 00:01:41.519 anything? Let's quick. Let's keep this quick. You know, I don't 16 00:01:41.599 --> 00:01:49.000 like all of this. You know, Christ is building it out. Work 17 00:01:49.079 --> 00:01:55.200 Up. All right, guys, someone look at the notes real quick and 18 00:01:55.359 --> 00:01:59.359 important reasons, as the white is would like. The network is one and 19 00:01:59.519 --> 00:02:04.400 exchange of an ideas. It is amazing to exchange ideas. A lot of 20 00:02:04.400 --> 00:02:07.319 times you run to issue, and we've been saying it from day one, 21 00:02:07.400 --> 00:02:13.639 about this entrepreneurs tripe and about your entrepreneur trip. You're not the only one. 22 00:02:13.759 --> 00:02:19.159 So we've created this podcast, at which we started to exchange ideas and 23 00:02:19.240 --> 00:02:22.360 tell you about some of our experiences. Someone that way you know you're not 24 00:02:22.479 --> 00:02:29.639 a right so one. Exchange ideas to make yourself noticeable. Now we got 25 00:02:29.680 --> 00:02:34.960 a bunch of entrepreneurs out here that we don't really know our entrepreneurs. So 26 00:02:34.960 --> 00:02:38.759 how do you know we're entrepreneurs? Because even if you don't know what who 27 00:02:38.759 --> 00:02:43.560 do does, it's just sky group or decision. The one thing that you 28 00:02:43.599 --> 00:02:50.719 do know is that we started a business about a bodkast talking about business. 29 00:02:50.879 --> 00:02:53.479 So we've made ourselves noticeable. Can I got a run on the cloth for 30 00:02:53.560 --> 00:03:07.319 that here? How I so, in creating this business and this podcast, 31 00:03:07.360 --> 00:03:12.599 what we did do is create a new one nor opportunities, right, and 32 00:03:12.680 --> 00:03:16.439 that's another reason as to why you also network, is to create new opportunities, 33 00:03:16.479 --> 00:03:23.400 because sometimes you meet people that need different assistance in different areas and collaboratively. 34 00:03:23.680 --> 00:03:28.360 We all have it together, but no man has it all by himself. 35 00:03:28.439 --> 00:03:35.960 All right. So re assessing qualifications. I could personally tell you about 36 00:03:36.000 --> 00:03:38.479 this because I'm in a video realm. I do video production. Chris might 37 00:03:38.479 --> 00:03:42.199 be able to tap on it. And, matter of fact, Chris and 38 00:03:42.199 --> 00:03:45.719 I had this conversation all the day about getting the what was it? The 39 00:03:45.800 --> 00:03:51.599 Sony, fxxix, the F and I huh right. So again we were 40 00:03:51.639 --> 00:03:54.400 talking about equipment that we have, just going over the list and then what 41 00:03:54.479 --> 00:03:59.800 it is that we're able to be able to accomplish with and without the equipment 42 00:03:59.800 --> 00:04:04.199 that we have. And right there we were just assessing our qualifications within our 43 00:04:04.360 --> 00:04:08.919 video realm, and it was good to know that, because I wanted f 44 00:04:09.120 --> 00:04:12.560 Xix and I think he had FEX and I was like, never found you 45 00:04:12.639 --> 00:04:15.680 from before. I might to try and get it from you, but it's 46 00:04:15.680 --> 00:04:21.839 still turns out my videos look good there. Well, what else do we 47 00:04:21.879 --> 00:04:28.480 have? It improves creative intellect. Tapping real quick. I'm going to sky 48 00:04:28.560 --> 00:04:31.759 group. Shawanda, is this amazing. If you want to like color coded 49 00:04:31.839 --> 00:04:35.600 Cabinar, someone to keep you organize. She doesn't just do it. It's 50 00:04:35.639 --> 00:04:41.160 completely creative with how it is and she do it how she sets her agenda's, 51 00:04:41.439 --> 00:04:44.879 set up our meetings, set up our team calendar, you know. 52 00:04:45.040 --> 00:04:49.600 So I would have never been able to do it without Shamanda and even knowing 53 00:04:49.639 --> 00:04:55.720 that it was possible without her. and that's creative intellect making the stuff that 54 00:04:55.759 --> 00:05:00.199 we do every day look a lot better and encourages us to continue to do 55 00:05:00.199 --> 00:05:03.000 what it is that we need to do. All right, what else I 56 00:05:03.040 --> 00:05:09.600 got? It gives you an extra resource. Again Chris and our our conversation. 57 00:05:10.360 --> 00:05:14.759 I do videos and virginize. He does videos and I was going to 58 00:05:14.759 --> 00:05:17.519 say Florida, but now he's in Boston. Yep, now somebody asked me 59 00:05:17.560 --> 00:05:25.279 about a videographer on the northeast side. I could always reference Chris and that's 60 00:05:25.279 --> 00:05:28.720 how it goes. Now we have extra resources. I have somebody else. 61 00:05:28.759 --> 00:05:32.319 Maybe I might want to rent something and Chris would be able to vouch for 62 00:05:32.360 --> 00:05:34.879 me in the sense where he be like, okay, we've rent this equipment 63 00:05:34.879 --> 00:05:38.560 and we could always send it to you, you know, and work it 64 00:05:38.600 --> 00:05:43.120 out in that sense. So you always these are like simple, simple, 65 00:05:43.360 --> 00:05:47.920 very basic examples of how networking is important. All right, so once I 66 00:05:47.959 --> 00:05:54.959 got support, man support. I'm not going to expand too much on that 67 00:05:55.000 --> 00:05:59.959 because we had a whole last series we spoke about how we supported each other 68 00:06:00.000 --> 00:06:02.839 other in getting this podcast off of running. So if you don't believe in 69 00:06:02.839 --> 00:06:08.079 it, check out our last series and there you definitely see our references as 70 00:06:08.120 --> 00:06:15.079 to how supported works. Growth, what is it says? Growth in that 71 00:06:15.279 --> 00:06:18.000 is okay. So grown in status. A lot of times we start off 72 00:06:18.000 --> 00:06:20.639 at one group. Now, once you remember this part of this conversation, 73 00:06:20.839 --> 00:06:25.439 because on the last ten we're going to come back to it, the growth 74 00:06:25.480 --> 00:06:29.600 and status. So we might start somewhere where you doing family and friends, 75 00:06:29.639 --> 00:06:32.720 but before you know what, you're known throughout your community, your city as 76 00:06:32.759 --> 00:06:38.399 a person, as achieving whatever your goals were. So that's your growth in 77 00:06:38.879 --> 00:06:44.000 status. Self confidence. The more you do something, is it more confidential, 78 00:06:44.079 --> 00:06:46.920 becoming it? If you check out episode one of this podcast compared to 79 00:06:47.000 --> 00:06:51.680 now, episode one spoken fifteen minutes. Now we'll talk for thirty minutes. 80 00:06:51.720 --> 00:06:59.199 Try don't worry about it. Very confident about this. And then the last 81 00:06:59.240 --> 00:07:08.600 part of the top ten is a long lasting relationships. We spoke about my 82 00:07:08.879 --> 00:07:11.959 commitment issues and a whole bunch of other things. I think about a big 83 00:07:12.040 --> 00:07:15.800 theories too. So you know what, go back recap through series to know 84 00:07:15.879 --> 00:07:19.879 I just one, two and three, you know, get completely caught up, 85 00:07:20.040 --> 00:07:24.240 you know, and then just come back. Hang on that man, 86 00:07:24.399 --> 00:07:29.759 that has enough. But we have created long lasting relationships. As an entrepreneur, 87 00:07:30.040 --> 00:07:32.759 me in New People. When you're done for something and doing for something 88 00:07:32.759 --> 00:07:40.519 well, people continue to call you to work within their network. Lana, 89 00:07:40.680 --> 00:07:47.240 I met over ten years ago from doing simple edit. That's almost started. 90 00:07:47.399 --> 00:07:50.879 We did a simple edit and that's been it. So to this day we 91 00:07:50.959 --> 00:07:55.120 still work together. We even if she has an idea, she's like, 92 00:07:55.160 --> 00:07:57.920 you know, just I was just thinking about don't worry about it, I 93 00:07:58.040 --> 00:08:03.319 got you, you know. And part of networking that wasn't on the list, 94 00:08:03.120 --> 00:08:09.120 that that speaks to me a lot is bargaining. Everything that you do 95 00:08:09.639 --> 00:08:16.120 is not and does not has to be monetary. We go a long way. 96 00:08:16.759 --> 00:08:22.639 I do halfing a friend. Now, Chris, you need that Lens. 97 00:08:22.720 --> 00:08:26.639 I got three lenses behind me. I got you just holding me get 98 00:08:26.720 --> 00:08:31.680 there. And that's just it, you know. So allfos to the part 99 00:08:31.680 --> 00:08:37.240 of our growth. But there are some issues that come with networking and that's 100 00:08:37.279 --> 00:08:39.759 what it is that we don't really hear about. So think about it like 101 00:08:39.799 --> 00:08:43.519 you were in class and you're about to do boog project. Chris, what 102 00:08:43.600 --> 00:08:48.720 do you hit about Google projects? To be honest, I think it's just 103 00:08:50.759 --> 00:08:58.159 having a lot of me. Don't be honest, it's it's putting, I 104 00:08:58.200 --> 00:09:05.879 guess my I have but my control issues of putting my work in somebody else's 105 00:09:05.919 --> 00:09:07.960 hands. To you know, especially like what I think. Back in school 106 00:09:09.000 --> 00:09:11.960 I had people not doing parts of projects and stuff and then my grade suffered 107 00:09:13.000 --> 00:09:16.360 as a result. So I think it's a trust that you can build up. 108 00:09:16.399 --> 00:09:20.120 But to your point, you know, networking and building those long lasting 109 00:09:20.120 --> 00:09:24.639 relationships based on trust, that's where the group projects become more exciting. As 110 00:09:24.799 --> 00:09:30.519 entrepreneurs, and perhaps it was in school when you were forcing to projects. 111 00:09:31.480 --> 00:09:37.080 Now you're forced to work with crazier people are crazier. Right, righteous those 112 00:09:37.600 --> 00:09:41.440 fears about? I don't see networking just working as a group as of right 113 00:09:41.519 --> 00:09:48.679 now. That's an interesting question because I, like Chris, also don't like 114 00:09:48.879 --> 00:09:54.799 group projects because I want to make sure that the group does a really good 115 00:09:54.879 --> 00:09:58.720 job and produce a quality products. So my grade is not going to suffer 116 00:10:01.279 --> 00:10:05.519 somebody else. But what happens is that I end up doing extra work, 117 00:10:05.840 --> 00:10:09.840 yeah, which can be very, very exhausting and as I as an entrepreneur, 118 00:10:09.919 --> 00:10:15.080 particularly if you are a solopreneur and you're doing collaborations with other entrepreneurs, 119 00:10:15.720 --> 00:10:22.200 it can be very draining and taxing if you're having to pick up the load 120 00:10:22.440 --> 00:10:26.240 for somebody who's not carrying their weight. And I think that's what is beautiful 121 00:10:26.279 --> 00:10:31.559 about this collaboration is that we all know our strengths are, we all know 122 00:10:31.399 --> 00:10:37.519 who's working on what and I think it's really clearly outlining. My girlfriend Mercedes 123 00:10:37.799 --> 00:10:46.159 always says you need to clearly define what the value, roles and expectations are 124 00:10:46.360 --> 00:10:50.679 from the very beginning, right, and then reinforce it as you go along. 125 00:10:50.799 --> 00:10:58.120 And I think as entrepreneurs a challenge when we get into networking is one 126 00:10:58.720 --> 00:11:03.919 if you're networking in a space that's not that you're not familiar with, you're 127 00:11:03.960 --> 00:11:07.960 having to kind of figure out, okay, what's this, what's what are 128 00:11:09.000 --> 00:11:13.240 the elements of this space? Who are the players in this space and as 129 00:11:13.320 --> 00:11:16.240 you meet the players, you then trying to figure out, okay, is 130 00:11:16.360 --> 00:11:24.080 this somebody who is just good to know right casually or as an associate and 131 00:11:24.360 --> 00:11:28.559 to include them as part of my network, or is this somebody that I 132 00:11:28.720 --> 00:11:33.320 can really start to establish more of a meaningful relationship with, or is it 133 00:11:33.440 --> 00:11:39.639 somebody that I can have a long lasting business and personal friendship and relationship with? 134 00:11:41.360 --> 00:11:46.000 So the challenge, yeah, networking for me is is is a very 135 00:11:46.159 --> 00:11:52.720 complex construct, only because I'm very much introvert and I do not like networking, 136 00:11:52.120 --> 00:11:56.279 believe it or not. So I'm an in I'm an imposter extrovert when 137 00:11:56.279 --> 00:12:01.519 I happen to do networking, because it's like, you know, like, 138 00:12:01.720 --> 00:12:05.559 for example, the three of us are here right, you am my boys, 139 00:12:05.679 --> 00:12:07.799 I know you guys. It's easy for me to have a conversation, 140 00:12:09.360 --> 00:12:13.200 but if I think that they're like other people listening on this conversation, which 141 00:12:13.240 --> 00:12:18.159 is the whole nature of this podcast, like I started to say, right, 142 00:12:18.679 --> 00:12:22.320 I'm like holy how who all these people listening to? And I'm ready 143 00:12:22.399 --> 00:12:26.919 to shut down. So yeah, yeah, it's just very complex, depending 144 00:12:26.960 --> 00:12:31.120 on your personality, depends depending on the space depending on the characters and depending 145 00:12:31.159 --> 00:12:35.799 on the group that you're going to be working with. And I'll just I 146 00:12:35.960 --> 00:12:39.960 was sad. You know, to Shalanda's point, I the same way. 147 00:12:39.039 --> 00:12:46.840 I test as an introvert, but I when I'm in networking situations which I 148 00:12:46.080 --> 00:12:50.200 put myself into, it is a conscious decision that you have to do. 149 00:12:50.440 --> 00:12:54.120 But even as an introvert, kind of the way I play. The trick 150 00:12:54.240 --> 00:13:01.399 on my mind is what makes me more anxious than talking to somebody is being 151 00:13:01.519 --> 00:13:03.320 like the fly on the wall. that it like isn't talking to anybody, 152 00:13:03.720 --> 00:13:09.000 because then I feel everybody's looking at me. So that's my way of overcoming 153 00:13:09.080 --> 00:13:11.320 and walking into a conversation to be like, well, I don't want to 154 00:13:11.320 --> 00:13:13.240 be, you know, the odd person standing on the side, so I'm 155 00:13:13.279 --> 00:13:16.559 just gonna, you know, try to insert myself in no conversation as quickly 156 00:13:16.600 --> 00:13:20.399 as possible. But it's funny, Slan, I had no idea that you 157 00:13:20.320 --> 00:13:24.399 that you were also an introverted person too, because you're always out there talking 158 00:13:24.440 --> 00:13:28.320 to people. So that's awesome. That's how it is. That's how it 159 00:13:28.600 --> 00:13:31.639 yeah. So, yeah, I just want to show you how this network 160 00:13:31.720 --> 00:13:37.720 works really quick right before I jump into some of the problems. So one 161 00:13:37.639 --> 00:13:46.039 complex problems have very simple solutions, and solution is this network, right, 162 00:13:48.080 --> 00:13:54.279 because now Shalana said she was at intro and yeah, yeah, yeah, 163 00:13:54.320 --> 00:14:03.039 but throughful they exchange it by hes trick is and that's it. That's you 164 00:14:03.279 --> 00:14:07.200 say, do our exchange if ideas. Look at her now. She just 165 00:14:07.279 --> 00:14:15.639 took over my show for fifteen minutes and I only got five. That some 166 00:14:15.759 --> 00:14:18.919 of the issues that we're looking at because to touch it it's on I'll call 167 00:14:20.039 --> 00:14:24.120 like a slow network, right. So sometimes we get engulfed in these networks 168 00:14:24.200 --> 00:14:30.039 and we start friends and you're doing different things. However, when we met 169 00:14:30.159 --> 00:14:33.080 them, what we spoke about is a growth of status, right, so 170 00:14:33.240 --> 00:14:37.679 we meant them. Now we started to grow. What we're supposed to do 171 00:14:39.159 --> 00:14:45.480 to me is now find other networks throughout our rule. So you don't ever 172 00:14:45.600 --> 00:14:48.600 find the network and be like Oh, this is my be all end all, 173 00:14:48.120 --> 00:14:52.200 but once you start to grow, then you're going to start the realize 174 00:14:52.240 --> 00:14:56.639 that we need. We have new need, right. So I started at 175 00:14:56.080 --> 00:15:03.039 do a birthday party video us. Now I'm going to graduate birthday party videos 176 00:15:03.080 --> 00:15:07.480 and graduation videos to maybe home all videos, maybe commercials, and that's you 177 00:15:07.639 --> 00:15:13.519 say. When you start to grow and move along in this realm, your 178 00:15:13.559 --> 00:15:16.159 network has to change, because not even to find out that you need different 179 00:15:16.320 --> 00:15:22.879 things going to these different networks. And part of how to solve these problems 180 00:15:24.200 --> 00:15:28.679 is by networking finally, other people that can cater to what your needs are. 181 00:15:30.240 --> 00:15:35.679 All right, so be weary of slow network. Right. The other 182 00:15:35.799 --> 00:15:41.639 thing is connectivity issues. Right, try to connect to the Internet. There's 183 00:15:41.639 --> 00:15:46.080 always a problem. What the problem is is that connectivity. So the cable 184 00:15:46.279 --> 00:15:50.200 is in the computer, but at cables, not in a wall. Right. 185 00:15:50.679 --> 00:15:56.039 So now we're on the yachts and we're talking about cavaliers and yachts, 186 00:15:56.200 --> 00:15:58.799 because they go well together, right, and I'm not talking about the basketball 187 00:15:58.919 --> 00:16:03.639 team and I'm not talking about that Chevy car either. What it's supposed to 188 00:16:03.799 --> 00:16:14.639 be is cavaert or cave are, a kind of the inclusion kept are the 189 00:16:14.759 --> 00:16:22.960 COP hails. It's so that's where it is. Our connectivity comes in. 190 00:16:23.159 --> 00:16:29.600 Sometimes you meet or you join the networks where you I won't say you don't 191 00:16:29.639 --> 00:16:33.000 belong, but you you haven't grown to that status as yet. So you're 192 00:16:33.000 --> 00:16:36.879 at the door. Don't feel that you have to stay at the door, 193 00:16:37.720 --> 00:16:42.039 but at the same time don't jump all the way and you're talking about cavaliers 194 00:16:42.080 --> 00:16:47.639 instead of cab are out of yeah, because it just doesn't work right. 195 00:16:48.120 --> 00:16:55.639 My third issue is exceeding needs. We just spoke about cavaliers and cave ares, 196 00:16:56.159 --> 00:17:00.360 two different price rages. Right, Chris, what do you guys call 197 00:17:00.399 --> 00:17:04.359 it in the states? Is called keeping up with the Joneses in the Virgin 198 00:17:04.440 --> 00:17:08.880 now R I get throughout the Kardashians. If today took over. So I 199 00:17:10.119 --> 00:17:14.680 just shot plow my last name. I did, introducing me to a new 200 00:17:14.759 --> 00:17:22.440 network. What keeping up with the CADASHIANS and the Caribbean? We call it 201 00:17:22.720 --> 00:17:30.480 hanging our hat high them. We could reach to these networks. You start 202 00:17:30.599 --> 00:17:33.880 to do things to try and keep up or be a part of these networks. 203 00:17:34.319 --> 00:17:38.920 Well, when you're authentic, when you know the purpose of the reason 204 00:17:38.920 --> 00:17:41.839 why you came into the network and you told that you're going to grow, 205 00:17:42.400 --> 00:17:48.039 there's no need of force. It. Mimic. Crey is a form of 206 00:17:48.240 --> 00:17:52.279 flattery. That's what I keep hearing. But you don't want to mimic and 207 00:17:52.480 --> 00:17:56.720 burn yourself out. So in that way you can no longer be a part 208 00:17:56.359 --> 00:18:00.119 of that. I want to say social status, that social pop, that 209 00:18:00.279 --> 00:18:03.759 social network. That would help you and it's supposed to help you to continue 210 00:18:03.839 --> 00:18:08.000 to grow. All right, so be careful how you spend your resources in 211 00:18:08.400 --> 00:18:17.079 networks. And the last one is refusal to grow. Right. So sometimes 212 00:18:17.160 --> 00:18:22.200 you get someplaced and what ends up happening is that we become very comfortable. 213 00:18:22.839 --> 00:18:27.240 You don't realize it sometimes, but we become comfortable and we refuse to move 214 00:18:27.319 --> 00:18:33.160 on. So we spoke about being the introverts. Being an introvert does not 215 00:18:33.440 --> 00:18:37.599 mean that you refuse to grow. It just means that you might move slowly 216 00:18:37.160 --> 00:18:41.119 toward US other networks, networks that might not, I don't say, have 217 00:18:41.480 --> 00:18:48.640 intry, interest you as much, or you're just more cautious as to how 218 00:18:48.720 --> 00:18:52.279 it is you navigate the way that you network. So being an introvert doesn't 219 00:18:52.359 --> 00:18:56.039 mean that you don't network or you don't want to network. We just have 220 00:18:56.559 --> 00:19:00.480 different types of networking. I'm a girl. SLANA's going to tell you about 221 00:19:00.480 --> 00:19:04.039 that next week. So that's the early blog to sway, you know, 222 00:19:04.640 --> 00:19:08.799 but I just want y'all to think about that for sure. For sure, 223 00:19:08.960 --> 00:19:14.480 it's just that we don't want to get into situations where we refused to grow 224 00:19:15.920 --> 00:19:19.839 and their network. But but sometimes we don't realize that. We don't want 225 00:19:19.880 --> 00:19:25.119 to push ourselves and they'll be one like salander. Is Not even challenging for 226 00:19:25.160 --> 00:19:29.240 you anymore. What's up? You know, Chris, when was the last 227 00:19:29.240 --> 00:19:33.279 time you did some a challenges and crisis? Is it really about challenge and 228 00:19:33.400 --> 00:19:41.359 just about making the money find because here's all about challenges. And Wrap Up, 229 00:19:41.519 --> 00:19:45.839 let me double check see how we run in on this. I just 230 00:19:45.000 --> 00:19:52.720 want to touch bringing the network together, give us a better understanding and make 231 00:19:52.759 --> 00:19:56.599 it a little more difficult, because not want to go into tech talk, 232 00:19:56.359 --> 00:20:02.440 or relative tech talk within this network. All right, so let's see. 233 00:20:03.079 --> 00:20:10.119 Network contributes to your social wellbeing, exchange of ideas, you experience more and 234 00:20:10.279 --> 00:20:15.000 boost confidence. So one when you start networking, you're going to be people, 235 00:20:15.160 --> 00:20:18.640 you're going to try new things. That's more experiences, and what it 236 00:20:18.799 --> 00:20:22.440 is that we're supposed to do is that reinforce what it is that we've been 237 00:20:22.680 --> 00:20:27.279 all the time. So you've been meeting networks. Your friends from kindergarten probably 238 00:20:27.319 --> 00:20:30.519 weren't you saying friends in first grade that weren't your friends, and second, 239 00:20:30.680 --> 00:20:34.319 third, fourth, because you continue to grow, but at the same time. 240 00:20:34.559 --> 00:20:41.039 Sometimes from those networks you make a lifelong friends. Right, Selanna, 241 00:20:44.240 --> 00:20:48.400 why are you putting me on this? I have many friends from childhood. 242 00:20:55.720 --> 00:20:59.200 When you're younger, you don't see the value of networking and keeping in touch 243 00:20:59.279 --> 00:21:02.319 with people. And talk about this a little bit later with networking. But 244 00:21:02.839 --> 00:21:06.000 networking is not a you know, I go into a new space, I 245 00:21:06.119 --> 00:21:08.559 meet New People and then you're done. Right, it's really about building those 246 00:21:08.640 --> 00:21:14.079 mutually beneficial relationships. And I think as younger, because even I have this 247 00:21:14.160 --> 00:21:17.640 conversation with my daughter, she'll meet somebody, hang out with them and that's 248 00:21:17.680 --> 00:21:22.400 it. Yep, you know, they don't they don't nurture those relationships. 249 00:21:22.519 --> 00:21:26.720 And so networking, when we're talking about it, is not just meeting people, 250 00:21:27.880 --> 00:21:33.559 but it's really meeting people, identify who aligns and then really nurturing those 251 00:21:33.640 --> 00:21:45.640 relationships, Aka your connectivity. Again, I'm going to put this one's Chris 252 00:21:45.680 --> 00:21:51.240 Stars. You know, the show is done. So what it is that 253 00:21:51.319 --> 00:21:55.200 we're accustomed to and put in a network terms, you have a Pan, 254 00:21:55.799 --> 00:22:00.640 a land, a man and when right one, as we call it. 255 00:22:04.880 --> 00:22:11.000 I guess why? I don't know, and then no money, disconnected. 256 00:22:14.119 --> 00:22:19.039 Network has disconnected no longer a service if there's no money in that network. 257 00:22:23.279 --> 00:22:29.440 So those think about it really quick pad. That's your personal are network usually 258 00:22:29.680 --> 00:22:33.119 start time you start a business, is usually like your close family of friends 259 00:22:33.200 --> 00:22:37.319 that really push you to get you together. That I identify. What it 260 00:22:37.480 --> 00:22:38.839 is that you might be really good with, chillon, it was your daughter, 261 00:22:40.279 --> 00:22:44.880 Chris. I've no idea how you started videos excel on. It was 262 00:22:44.920 --> 00:22:48.000 a disaster. Murk right car came. I really I'm not sure if that 263 00:22:48.119 --> 00:22:51.480 was a close friend or family. I'm not sure how that will gool to 264 00:22:51.559 --> 00:22:56.400 every rule. There's exceptions. That might be, you know, and that 265 00:22:56.559 --> 00:23:02.480 phone, I will say it was actually from local networks with I was doing 266 00:23:02.519 --> 00:23:07.160 a lot of work within the Puerto Rican community and had built a lot of 267 00:23:07.200 --> 00:23:11.400 friends and relationship. So when it was affecting the people closest to me who 268 00:23:11.440 --> 00:23:15.920 I had built relationships with and was networking with it, you know, I 269 00:23:17.200 --> 00:23:18.880 felt that connection because I had built that personal bond with some of them and 270 00:23:19.759 --> 00:23:23.480 that's what kind of made me, you know, want to actually do something 271 00:23:23.599 --> 00:23:29.079 about it more than if I had not done that networking or then partlet work, 272 00:23:30.440 --> 00:23:36.680 I could not have scripted this so slana won't power with you, family 273 00:23:36.759 --> 00:23:41.440 and friends. And now Chris has just bridged us to the local network. 274 00:23:41.559 --> 00:23:47.799 Right. So network is that your family of friends and Ne Friends. So 275 00:23:47.960 --> 00:23:52.200 what I'm happening is Chris is, Uncle Chris, Uncle Chris, who are 276 00:23:52.240 --> 00:23:55.400 showing up to the event? What our camera? So uncle Chris can't take 277 00:23:55.440 --> 00:24:00.319 a lot of bitchesn't worry about it. Chris has not only done into his 278 00:24:00.400 --> 00:24:06.960 community right and is now a part of his local work. Right. So 279 00:24:07.160 --> 00:24:11.039 the next step is our metropolitan network. Right. So, well, is 280 00:24:11.240 --> 00:24:15.160 area network. That's your man, Rachel Lona, not your mind, but 281 00:24:15.240 --> 00:24:23.400 your man technical stuff. Okay, that's like a different language that I'm learning. 282 00:24:25.599 --> 00:24:30.960 Worry about it. That's what you said. You're playing for the metropolitan 283 00:24:30.079 --> 00:24:33.839 just think about it. For us in the Caribbe, you think about it 284 00:24:33.880 --> 00:24:40.119 as your island. Right. So now we're known within your island for being 285 00:24:40.240 --> 00:24:42.359 the best of whatever it is that you do. If you want this done, 286 00:24:42.680 --> 00:24:48.200 everybody know the car chrise, everybody know Uncle Chris. Can I'm coming 287 00:24:48.240 --> 00:24:52.279 to call pictures? I run a quick video. Everybody know Shalna. I'll 288 00:24:52.359 --> 00:25:00.000 keep us organize. Are we're normal within our community now for doing these duties 289 00:25:00.359 --> 00:25:04.880 providing this service. Or we want to take it one step further, and 290 00:25:06.039 --> 00:25:11.960 that's where it is. We won right Wa and wide area work. Think 291 00:25:12.000 --> 00:25:17.759 about being the powals now, where we don't just want it to be our 292 00:25:17.880 --> 00:25:22.319 community, our islands, but we want everybody in a global scale to start 293 00:25:22.400 --> 00:25:26.759 to realize this is what it is we do. This is where our network 294 00:25:27.160 --> 00:25:33.400 starts to meet other net works in which now it's completely grown on. Everything 295 00:25:33.559 --> 00:25:38.880 is becoming more full circle, right, and this is our goal as networking. 296 00:25:40.480 --> 00:25:42.960 We want to continue to meet other networks. So in that way, 297 00:25:44.799 --> 00:25:49.720 when our name comes up in conversations or somebody's looking for something or has a 298 00:25:49.880 --> 00:25:53.559 need, that's the reason why he became an entrepreneur, because it was a 299 00:25:53.680 --> 00:25:57.359 need, there was something that you wanted to change. They identified that you're 300 00:25:57.519 --> 00:26:03.160 that person that can be that change. Right. That's where it is. 301 00:26:03.920 --> 00:26:11.680 My network has one with these two beautiful people. Chris, I want you 302 00:26:11.759 --> 00:26:17.039 to bring it home for me. There's a Chinese proverb about eating Spaghetti and 303 00:26:17.400 --> 00:26:22.519 brain or something. Yeah, I don't know if I have a proverb ready. 304 00:26:22.599 --> 00:26:26.599 I'll but out what I will say to your point. And this is 305 00:26:26.680 --> 00:26:30.079 not a so not a proverb. But that networking to your point of reaching 306 00:26:30.079 --> 00:26:33.519 out, when your network starts to reach out beyond other networks, it is 307 00:26:33.599 --> 00:26:38.359 exponential and that is a snowball effect. And or what is like the you 308 00:26:38.400 --> 00:26:41.759 know, the here's the course of the first step is the is the hardest 309 00:26:41.839 --> 00:26:45.839 one, right, so you just have to start taking that step and then 310 00:26:47.519 --> 00:26:51.319 you know you're it just becomes a lot easier as because then you have warm 311 00:26:51.440 --> 00:26:53.079 leads of people. Yeah, like you said, you know, hey, 312 00:26:53.759 --> 00:26:56.480 oh, you need photos, well, I have this guy, you know, 313 00:26:56.680 --> 00:27:02.799 Chris, or you need your trying to organize your business and stuff, 314 00:27:02.799 --> 00:27:06.200 you know, called Salanda or what have you. So it's, you know, 315 00:27:06.319 --> 00:27:08.519 people to start start. You don't have to do those cold leads anymore, 316 00:27:08.559 --> 00:27:11.720 which is the hardest ones. You know, when you first walking networking 317 00:27:11.839 --> 00:27:17.240 room, it's getting into that first conversation and then it kind of makes it 318 00:27:17.319 --> 00:27:19.839 easier to people break off other people come in. So you kind of just, 319 00:27:21.200 --> 00:27:30.079 you know, start building those networks. Salan, and you touches about 320 00:27:30.119 --> 00:27:33.599 how your met want. Oh wait, you're funny caribe. How does this 321 00:27:33.759 --> 00:27:38.160 work in a Caribri had is a one month in thelan. Go ahead, 322 00:27:40.240 --> 00:27:44.440 lot, Harry, to judge. I don't know if I could keep up 323 00:27:44.440 --> 00:27:53.680 with them one month becau. So it just keeps it simple. But yeah, 324 00:27:53.839 --> 00:27:59.440 from a networking standpoint, I think you know as entrepreneurs and I like 325 00:27:59.599 --> 00:28:03.200 how you you you started with the family and then you brunched out. But 326 00:28:03.279 --> 00:28:08.640 I would encourage us as entrepreneurs not to limit ourselves by geography. Yeah, 327 00:28:08.680 --> 00:28:12.960 you have your personal network and your area network is not your island. It 328 00:28:14.039 --> 00:28:17.559 could be your region, especially like in Ho dates. I mean, you 329 00:28:17.680 --> 00:28:19.799 know in Orlando, when both Chris and I were in Orlando, yeah, 330 00:28:19.839 --> 00:28:25.359 we had our personal network. We had a business network that spam the entire 331 00:28:25.519 --> 00:28:29.599 state of the East Coast. And now that he's in Boston and I'm, 332 00:28:29.799 --> 00:28:33.119 you know, doing the trying to figure out where I'm going to land next, 333 00:28:33.200 --> 00:28:38.319 being like that just gives us an opportunity to to even expand our network 334 00:28:38.400 --> 00:28:41.519 even further. So when I land in Orlando, I have a network that 335 00:28:41.559 --> 00:28:45.440 I connect with. When I lent in Minnesota, I have another network I 336 00:28:45.519 --> 00:28:48.720 connect with. I've cross pollinated those networks. I got networks here in the 337 00:28:49.119 --> 00:28:52.880 virginality and the Caribbean. So now I'm triple pollinating. I'm like a little 338 00:28:52.880 --> 00:28:56.440 Bumblebee, right, just going around with a little flowers and trying to pollinate 339 00:28:56.480 --> 00:29:03.200 and create networks. So, as entrepreneurs, we encourage you to, you 340 00:29:03.319 --> 00:29:08.880 know, fly and expand and pollinate where there's not charing. Okay men, 341 00:29:10.839 --> 00:29:30.680 but I said Polity, networking relationships. I just pollinating business relationships. slock 342 00:29:30.880 --> 00:29:38.319 that networks in different area codes and that's very well white, which is why 343 00:29:38.400 --> 00:29:52.079 I got noman. So thank you. Thank you, guys, so much 344 00:29:52.160 --> 00:29:53.799 for joining us. Thank you, guys, so much for being a part 345 00:29:53.839 --> 00:29:57.839 of our network. So we would like you to continue to be a part 346 00:29:57.880 --> 00:30:03.240 of our network, and definitely true the next week, where everything's going to 347 00:30:03.319 --> 00:30:08.759 be a whole lot more authentic with your networking, right, Alanna, that's 348 00:30:08.920 --> 00:30:12.119 right, brothers, that's for love you, guys. I've yeah, I 349 00:30:12.200 --> 00:30:18.319 think it easy and see you here. Thank you for taking this trip with 350 00:30:18.519 --> 00:30:22.599 us. We hope you had a great time. Join US every Tuesday for 351 00:30:22.640 --> 00:30:30.160 another Jose of TXTC and don't forget to like, share and subscribe. Be 352 00:30:30.319 --> 00:30:36.440 Sure to follow us on Facebook, instagram and visit us at the entrepreneurs tripcom 353 00:30:37.000 --> 00:30:41.079 for more entrepreneurship tips and trips. Next time,