Have you ever stopped and asked yourself, ‘How did I get here?’
Your mind might answer: ‘Well, because I went to college, studied for it, submitted an application, and went through the process.’ But that’s not how you got anywhere. There’s only one reason why you are doing what you’re doing: relationships.
You and I are a product of serial relationships. One person introduced you to the next person, who introduced you to the next person—and you carry all those relationships with you.
So if we know that we are a product of all the people who have brought us to where we are, why do we become so busy that we don’t invest in relationships?
Relationships are sitting around you in the room right now. Here’s a question for you: what are you doing to increase your relationship equity? Who are the people that you need to be in communication with? Your competency can be great; but relationships will get your competency noticed by somebody else.
Commit to make a list of people that you can reach out to this year. Increase your relationship equity. Be intentional to cultivate it. Add value to somebody else. Genuine, authentic, transparent, trusting relationships are what brought you here. And it’ll be the same things that’ll take you to where you want to go.