I recently wrote about the five things you need to stop doing now to create great connections in 2015.
Stop guarding your resources is one of them.
In a minute, you can Google almost anything that you want to know more about so the days of keeping resources or a piece of information “top secret” are fleeting. When you can recognize problems or opportunities and provide solutions, you elevate your value in someone’s mind. I’m not saying to “give the farm away”. What I’m recommending is, when you find a great tool to help someone solve a problem, then share the information with them.
In positioning people who are experts in their field, you often hear this statement, “identify the problem before they even know about that problem and you’ll be seen as an expert.” The same belief applies here. Identify a solution or resource before they even know where to begin seeking assistance and you’ll be seen as a valuable connection.
To do item: What resources have you been using, that you could inform someone about that would assist them? Start getting into a habit of reviewing your resources and sharing how people can acquire the resource for themselves.
Here are last week’s posts that can help you with your personal brand:
- How to Answer Questions Better Than Others by Debra Benton
- 8 Brand-Building Conferences We Would Keynote by The Young Entrepreneur Council
- Do You Deserve a Better Job? by Nance Rosen
- 5 Tips to Ace Your Phone Interview by Ceren Cubukcu
- 6 Ways to Manage Your Personal Brand in 5 Minutes Per Day by Heather Huhman
- Getting Coached Is Catching On by Alex Freund
- An All Star State Of Mind by Christian Roberts
- New Perspective Brings Improved Days by Elinor Stutz
- Life Isn’t About Finding Yourself by Richard Kirby
- The Quality of List Determines the Quality of Career by Maria Elena Duron
- Hot Water and Stretching are Good for You by Jeff Shuey
- How These LinkedIn Strategies Can Help Your Personal Brand by Susan Gilbert
- Things to Consider Before Telecommuting by Leslie Truex
- 5 Ways To Prepare For Your Vacation by Glassdoor.com
- 5 Employers That Should Be On Every Recent Graduate’s Radar by Ken Sundheim
- Workplace Communications – Generational Differences by Marc Miller