Connectworking

by Starla J. King on December 15, 2010

It’s time for a new word:  connectworking 

(except don’t try it out loud… it will stick in your craw). 

It’s not just networking, and it’s not just connecting — it’s connectworking, and it’s absolutely essential for your business.   Here’s why:

    Networking: that thing we do because it’s good for our business.
  Connecting: that thing we do because it’s good for our relationships.
Connectworking:  that thing we do because it’s good for our business relationships.

    Networking: we have to
  Connecting: we want to
Connectworking: we get to.   We get to form relationships with people we enjoy, who share our values, and who GET the work we do.   The resulting business alliances are simple, natural side-effects.

    Networking: me
  Connecting: us
Connectworking: everyone

Everyone is connected in some way — call it universal energy, one mind, spirit-ual connection — Everyone is connected to you, your business, your goals, your dreams.   Infinite resources.  Infinite possibility. 

Connectwork.  Your business, your calling, depends on it.

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Rebecca P. Cohen December 15, 2010 at 10:30 pm

I see the divine thread continuing its authentic work here…brilliant!

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Starla J. King December 16, 2010 at 9:22 am

Rebecca… YES!!

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Mary Green December 20, 2010 at 11:05 pm

You amaze me. This is brilliant and engaging. Well done!

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Starla J. King December 21, 2010 at 11:52 am

Mary dear… the words continue to find me. 🙂

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Donne Davis December 23, 2010 at 12:39 am

I totally get this! Have you copyrighted it?

And may I add that I love this new site. I’ve been down the “rabbit holes” and finding they lead to so many interesting new places to explore and discover more of your authentic creativity.

Congratulations!

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Starla J. King December 23, 2010 at 7:50 am

Donne, so wonderful to see you here — welcome!

I’m not surprised that *you* get the connectworking concept; you are a great example of it.

I love your use of the “rabbit holes” phrase! Thank you for your thumbs up, and even more for taking the time to explore and enjoy.

Let’s meet here again soon…

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