Who are you collaborating with this week?

Who is in your inner circle?

The last couple of days, I have found myself connecting with my peer group in ways that I never thought I would be able to.

While asking them questions to help with ideas and brainstorming, it’s really hit home for me that too many times, we try to do things solo. It just does not work; it is so much better when we go together.

I value my mastermind group, my close friends, my business associates.

What I really strive to do – and what I have fallen out on sometimes – is reaching out. This means simply picking up the phone and calling contacts that I have not talked to recently enough. Maybe it’s even been six months, or a year.

Reaching out to my network is something I plan on deliberately doing more often.

The value of our network is astronomical, but it is only valuable when we reach out and access them.


Now, there is a difference between accessing your network to use and abuse this privilege as opposed to making it a point to help each other.

What really triggered this thought process is a memory I have with a good friend of mine. This friend, a business associate, called me with a challenge the other day.

I was able to spend some time to really help him with this challenge and work out a better solution. The interesting thing is as I ended the call, I realized how much I had gained from it.

I gained because I was helping him.

I want you to stop and ask yourself these questions:

Who can you be helping?

Who can you be reaching out to?

Who can you be nurturing in your network, or your close peer group, to help them?

In so doing, I have a feeling you are going to help yourself at the same time.

Take care.

Copyright 2021, Mark Hunter “The Sales Hunter” Sales Motivation Blog.  Mark Hunter is the author of A Mind for Sales and High-Profit Prospecting: Powerful Strategies to Find the Best Leads and Drive Breakthrough Sales Results.


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