Your network is not your networth!
I’ve been to more conferences than I can remember. I’ve met more people than I can name. And it all led me to believe I was doing really well because they were until I realized that nothing could be further from the truth.
It sounds so pretty to say “Your network is your networth” but in reality, it isn’t. It doesn’t matter if you know Oprah or the Queen of England (God bless them both), what they have going on is a whole life away from yours.
- You can’t bank on what they have.
- You can’t rely on their investments.
- You can’t liquidate their assets.
I’m honored to personally know some of the world’s finest people. I’m just as honored to be about a degree or two of separation apart from the world’s richest people. Unfortunately, none of that means much for my networth unless I can call them up on the phone for some cash with no strings attached. And even then, is it even really mine? I didn’t work for it. I asked for a handout.
Friends, don’t get caught up in the noise of it all. Who you know is good for relationships and yes, your network. But it means little to nothing for your networth. The sooner you realize that, the sooner you can get off social media and get to work.
I’ve already started and it’s not a pretty picture but at least I know.
But Marquise, how can I find out my real networth? Do like me. Download Mint from your app store and plug away. Full warning, this might not be the best way but it’s what I can offer for now based on what I know.
Know a better way? Please share below.
And let me leave you with this: You can’t cash in business cards.