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This week I interviewed Gary Kissel, a global LinkedIn strategist, author, and speaker. Here are 4 powerful tips from Gary that can accelerate your business and grow your network.

1. Create and leverage your LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn is the social media platform with the most educated users with the highest per capita income in the world. Every 6 days, a million new users join the LinkedIn community of over 500 million people.

If you want to join this highly effective social network, then create an account, take a professional headshot, and start adding value.

Join conversations, write blog posts, and leverage your profile as a sales funnel for your product or service.   

2. Build and maintain connections within your network

Did someone get promoted? Say congratulations.

Did someone learn a new skill? Endorse them.

Did someone do you a favor? Thank them.

The bottom line of any social network is to build relationships and create conversations. Set up a time every day to follow up with your leads. Do not try to sell something every time you speak.

If you start sharing your skills and expertise consistently, you will build authority and trust – something that will set you apart from everyone else.

3. Start a success journal that highlights your goals and accomplishments

Start every day by writing down 3-5 things that you’re grateful for. This will put your life in a positive perspective and will actually help you get more done. Stop beating yourself up for your failures and start celebrating your successes.

Also in this journal, start writing down all the things you want to get done. Highlight the most important task, and tackle that first. This will allow you to stay focused in a world full of distractions.

4.Get a coach to accelerate your learning

Investing in a coach will actually save you time and money in the long run.

A coach will help you avoid the mistakes that they made and teach from expert experience. Instead of throwing things at the wall until something sticks, a coach will help you avoid the bullshit and get straight to the results.

Hit REPLY to this email to let me know how you will start leveraging your network to build your brand and business.

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