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Linkedin Use2Today I decided to do something very interesting. I took a stroll (one-by-one) through my LinkedIn Connects. It’s amazing what you can learn about how you’re currently using LinkedIn, and it makes you think about your strategy for using other social media tools for staying connected. I was a bit ashamed because I once prided myself on not connecting with people I didn’t really know (not to be mean or anything) because I didn’t see how that would be helpful for others who may be wanting to connect with a LinkedIn Connect of mine.

In other words, how can I really be a catalyst for helping YOU get connected with someone you REALLY need to connect with when I had no influence with that person whatsoever? It’s tough. Many people talk, and some get paid, to teach you how to “USE” LinkedIn for professional purposes, but it’s never worked for me. It really has just become a place-marker for names of people I claim to know. Continue Reading…

If someone else says to me that PASSION is overrated — I’m going to pop ’em a good one (I’m not advocating for violence here — just trying to make a point). It’s so interesting how you get so many perspectives on this topic. Clearly we don’t all have the same experiences, so our thoughts about being passionate about what we do and making a choice to LIVE our lives based on that is an individual preference. Here’s what some of the naysayers may say:

1. You’ve been trying to live your passions for a long time, don’t seem to have anything to show for it. — Good grief people.

2. Passion is overrated. — OK, so if it’s overrated then what is it?

3. You can’t EAT passion and passion DON’T pay the bills! — Can you be a bigger Dream Snatcher?

For my readers today: GET INTO a Sphere of Positivity. YOUR PASSION IS POWER!

*As learned from the 7mindsets: A Life Changing Revolution based on Groundbreaking Research

PUT PASSION FIRSTPursue your authentic talents and deepest interests

Passion First
Focus on Strengths, Explore Your Interests, Make a Stand, and by all means Be Authentic
(get the book) for IN DEPTH details.

ImageFor all the great opportunities that have come out of the traditional ways people “NETWORK”, It is my purpose to share with the Rockwell Collins African American Professionals Forum Network a NEW perspective on the essence of why and how they go about creating critical connections using my 3C-Technique Methodology.

It’s going to be awesome. I’m excited and I’m expecting! Expectations Folks! Expectations!

Cultivate Critical Connections: A Guide for Creating Genuine Relationships is designed for college bound students and young adults who are at the start of building authentic relationships. I teach my readers how to nurture, evaluate, and sustain their connections in an easy to recall process called the 3C-Technique. I explain that their personal and professional growth depends on their original intention for developing relationships and that the benefits of those critical relationships can be the springboard to meaningful opportunities

At some point in our lives, we realize that we are who we are because of the critical connections we’ve made. When we take the time to create genuine connections, what we’re saying is that we value the people we are connecting with. The 3C-Technique approach– is simple and goes like this:

  • If we take the time to master how we cultivate relationships,
  • examine the fine details of what’s critical (authentic) in our relationships,
  • and then commit to the effort of keeping those connections intact, we can change the trajectory of our lives.

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I could probably take a whole month describing to you the many opportunities that have been presented to me over the years — I won’t do that. I call myself an Opportunity Catalyst because I am one who always finds an opportunity in most situations and circumstances. I am who I am today because of opportunity.

I’m about to embark on a journey of a lifetime in 2013 and I’m taking you with me whether you want to take that trip or not. I know that may sound a bit cocky — not trying to be. As I grow personally and professionally — if you’re on this site then I’m going to encourage you as I encourage myself every step of the way — it’s just what I do.   MOLA, Opportunity Catalyst