Why You Want More Connections

I spent my high school years in the small town of Shandon, CA which at the time had a population of less than 500.  In Shandon, there was a small grocery store that the locals frequented.  Once in a blue moon a traveler would pull off the highway looking for a public restroom.  If the fella that ran that grocery store was real lucky the traveler would stop and buy a soda so he could ask to use the restroom. 

There’s a grocery store a couple miles from my office.  There are more than 65,000 cars a day that drive by that store.  There are about 250,000 people that live within 3 miles of that grocery store.  Sometimes I miss Shandon, the store is still there, a few weeks ago I was one of those travelers venturing off the highway but I just bought a soda.   There’s a rest area on the highway now.  So which store do you think has more opportunities?  Hands down it is the store next to my office. 

Getting more connections is like moving from Shandon to Torrance, you have more opportunities.  The great thing with LI is there is an occasional email jam but no traffic jams. 

 If you believe this tip or any tips in this blog will contribute to the success of your LinkedIn experience, I hope you will give me just a few minutes of your time to help with my success and share my LinkedIn profile with some of your connections.  Please read the “If My Tips Help You, Please Help Me” section of the blog to find out how to help me.  You will find this section next to where it says home at the bottom of the picture on this page.   By following this suggestion it will help you with your network too.


About taxdude8422

Basically I am just a tax nerd, have been all my life. However I have found the more open you are to opportunities the better off you will be in this world. That makes my what is know as an open networker on Linkedin, I will connect with anyone. I am not an expert on Linkedin by any means but one day when I was asking someone to connect I mentioned that I had just been refilled on invites. My new connect asked how I did that. I used that same line for the next month and got asked the same question four times. I started thinking there was a lot of little things it took my sometime to learn. Through this blog I plan to share some of those "Linked Secrets"
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