One of my favorite books of all time is “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie. The book is more than 50 years old, however, the lessons in it are timeless.
My friend, Michael Simmons, recently wrote an article for Forbes that really resonated with me. The title of the article is: “How to Win Friends and Influence People in The Digital Age.” Michael shares in his article that how we build relationships has fundamentally changed as a result of the Internet.
If you didn’t already know – you are your own brand. People love you. They want to follow you and learn from you. If you aren’t taking advantage of these opportunities online, you may be missing out.
Here’s a preview of Principal 3 in the article: Identify Your Biggest Counterintuitive Insights About The World. Michael suggests that we deepen our most valuable insights about the world so that they are clear, convincing and useful to others rather than generic advice. As doers, we consciously learn things until they become automatic. Then, we forget about them.
Now is a call to action to identify and build new universal principles for building relationships online.
I encourage you to read the article and share it with your team.
Enjoy…and have a great weekend,