Are you wondering about the benefits of connecting with people on LinkedIn?
What I want to talk about is how to let your guard down a bit and make lifelong connections.
Over the last several weeks I have discovered the magic of networking on LinkedIn.
Now I want to share it with you.
I made a commitment to reach out to new people every day, sharing openly and from my heart. Connections are happening more naturally and with purpose. I’m being led to like-minded people based on shared interests and connections.
What is so magical about that?
Building relationships on a professional level with a powerful LinkedIn summary is essential. Afterall, LinkedIn is defined as a social networking site specifically for the business community.
The magic comes from getting to know people on a deeper level. It begins when reading about one person’s struggles with their job search or career change. Their fears of the future. Real life worries and strife. Panic, desperation, depression. It’s all there.
Here’s where the magic of connecting with people on LinkedIn happens.
People begin to altruistically share messages of hope. The threads grow exponentially as others begin to identify with what another person is going through.
In this social platform, we get to participate in the experience as people become inspired. They share their own stories and offer advice. People share support, wisdom, tools, and resources.
We get to share in gratitude.
Together, we witness a shift that occurs within the person who was feeling low and hopeless. That person now has a sense of purpose. The suffering is transformed into hope with real-life solutions for job hunting.
There is more. We will also have the opportunity to learn about someone else’s achievements. We will find out how they overcame obstacles to achieve what they previously thought was impossible. We will read about the people that lifted them up along the way.
It is delightful to be a part of the thread that grows. People share congratulations, virtual high-fives, and gratitude for reading how someone else did it. They overcame! Against all odds.
It’s corny, but I believe in magic.
There are companies out there that are giving back. I have seen it with my own eyes. They want to do better, and they are listening. Even if only through osmosis.
I’m watching the evolution. We are boosting the message as we share our highs and lows with each other. We are inspiring change as we collaborate and challenge the leaders of today.
Today’s Founders and CEOs are striving to create more inclusive cultures. They are beginning to foster healthier workplaces. There is great value in LinkedIn and most of it is available to you for free. Successful and talented professionals are offering their advice and sharing ideas.
Do I have rose-colored glasses?
I’ll admit, I could have a pair around here somewhere. At the very least, LinkedIn is a place to collaborate, grow, and support job seekers. I say we don’t stop there.
Live with intention and no expectations. Release judgment of self and of others.
Reach out to me and let’s make some magic!