Connecting with others and building solid long-lasting relationships is one of the most important business skills entrepreneurs should master. Embracing the mindset of a great networker and connector takes every entrepreneur one step closer to building a well-recognized brand and successful business.
One of the most astonishing works on the power of networking is the well-known book of the master networker Keith Ferrazzi – Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets of Success, One Relationship at a Time. This book has become the ultimate guide for people, who want to become successful in the business world.
If you haven’t read it yet, you should definitely change that. Meanwhile, here we’ve collected for you 10 of the most inspirational and powerful Keith Ferrazzi quotes from Never Eat Alone. Enjoy!
“I’ve come to believe that connecting is one of the most important business—and life—skill sets you’ll ever learn. Why? Because, flat out, people do business with people they know and like. Careers—in every imaginable field—work the same”
“Your network is your destiny, a reality backed up by many studies in the newly emergent fields of social networking and social contagion theory. We are the people we interact with.”
“Poverty, I realized, wasn’t only a lack of financial resources; it was isolation from the kind of people who could help you make more of yourself.”
“Human ambitions are like Japanese carp; they grow proportional to the size of their environment. Our achievements grow according to the size of our dreams and the degree to which we are in touch with our mission.”
“Be sincere – the surest was to become special in other’s eyes is to make them feel special.”
“Success in any field, but especially in business is about working with people, not against them.”
“Identify the people in your industries who always seem to be out in front, and use all the relationship skills you’ve acquired to connect with them. Take them to lunch. Read their newsletters.”
“Who you know determines who you are—how you feel, how you act, and what you achieve.”
“Even our overall well-being and sense of happiness, as a library’s worth of research has shown, is dictated in large part by the support and guidance and love we get from the community we build for ourselves.”
“SUCCESS IN LIFE = (THE PEOPLE YOU MEET) + (WHAT YOU CREATE TOGETHER).”