Just in case you can’t see the video above: http://youtu.be/3psl_8MRvdw
Social media can be a great way to leverage relationships to move mountains, but what happens when you need people to follow you in real life (#IRL). Here are 3 tips that will help you.
1. Love Them First
You have to make friends before you need them is a cliche but it’s very true. I’ve had plenty of conversations with people who are looking to get things done in real life but just haven’t built the online or offline relationships to make it happen.
They may have been too busy or too dismissive and now they are on the receiving end of getting help and “sorry Charlie,” is the response.
Learn to actually care about people, what they are working on and seeing how you can help them, way before you need anything from them. This is less a thing to do and more a way to be. BE HELPFUL.
2. Be On A Quest
You want people to follow you? Then you must be going somewhere. Being on some kind of quest gives people something to get behind. Are you writing a book, helping a charitable cause? Whatever it is, live that thing out loud and let folks know you are definitely open to getting help and in fact you need help.
3. Be Ready to Go Dolo
Be about your quest and move forward even if you don’t have all the help you need. You have to show that you are ready to put in the work and not just manage others you want to help you (there’s a whole other post in here for folks who are actually managers by title). Managing is an important skill but this leadership process starts with being of the people.
What would you add to the list to get others to follow you?
As always, my goal is to help you, Run the Point (Take Action) from where you are, with what you have.
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Mike Ambassador Bruny