We all hear a lot of talk these days about mastermind groups and the advantages of networking. Yet the concept seems to intimidate a lot of people. The news media floods us with events that are taking place all over the world that we can not understand nor do we feel we can influence. Then in the same breath the commentator discusses the six degrees of separation and explains how we can influence events throughout the world. Which is it?
It's a little bit of both. First thing to do is stop, breathe and think. Remember that we all view and interpret events from our own perspective, our own experiences. While the commentator may be reading a script and have no personal feelings about global events, most of us view events based on our personal perspective. We often take things personally that really do not affect us and the things most important to us, our family and friends.
What does that have to do with the advantages of networking? We live in a world with over 6 BILLION people all connected, more or less, by the Internet. During a few years ago networking referred to personal relationships linked to family, friends and business associates. Today, due to the Internet, networking has taken on a whole new meaning.
In order to experience and enjoy networking we need a new world perspective. And, in my opinion, that perspective should be more, rather than less, related to family, friends and close business associates. Thus, we return to mastermind groups and the advantages of networking I referred to above. I have come to believe that we all would be better off with a positive, helpful mastermind group. Possibly several positive groups with the same interests we have.
I'm suggesting you take a world perspective with a personal touch. Social networking on the Internet can provide you with groups of friends and business associates worldwide. Because of the Internet millions of people across every social, economic and geographic area can share information and experiences with each other. Through your mastermind groups you can obtain real information from people all over the world who you will learn to know and to trust. Your mastermind groups can become sophisticated communities that provide you all with information, friendship, advice, entertainment and whatever you mutually decide you want. To be able to accomplish these activities from the comfort of your home is just one of the advantages of networking.
Online commerce has helped move the internet from a resource library to dynamic groups of interactive communities sharing their lives, not just information. Commerce, worldwide commerce, is driving the online experience in directions that no one foresaw or anticipated. This new economic platform can be yours for the taking.
Networking from home can provide you with the opportunity to share in the E-commerce revolution. Network marketing and affiliate marketing companies are leading the charge. I personally favor network marketing because of the small cost to join a company and the substantial income that can be yours when you select the right company for you. Making this selection is where your network of mastermind groups can become especially helpful.
Today's network marketing company creates a product, performs all the administrative record keeping, manufacturing, warehousing, shipping and customer service functions allowing you the opportunity to build a wholesale business, much like a wholesale buying club, with a network of business builders you want to work with. Would you rather work from home with family and friends or commute to a job that you and your co-workers may not even like.
All this is possible, in part, because of the increased ease and safety of buying online. Because of the continuing evolution in online security we are finding out that E-commerce and social networking are safe, convenient and satisfying.
This article touches only the very tip of the unbelievable advantages of networking in today's ever changing world. If you want to learn more, contact me and / or subscribe to my Ezine.