Sunday, December 7, 2014

Components of Networking Success: The HAPPINESS FOUNDATION...

GREETINGS!

Last month, we talked about NETWORKING being the PROCESS of DEVELOPING WIN-WIN RELATIONSHIPS with the meetings only being a part of the process...

The Happiness Foundation...
Every successful PROCESS begins with a solid FOUNDATION. To me, SUCCESS and HAPPINESS go HAND IN HAND. You can have lots of money, fame, a great job, testimonials, etc., etc., etc. - but if you are not happy, do you really FEEL successful? Is success really measured ONLY by the material possessions that one has achieved, inherited, etc.? I don't think so: there are a lot of rich, yet miserable people in this world. What are they missing? In simple terms, a HAPPINESS FOUNDATION, otherwise defined as a POSITIVE MINDSET...

WHAT'S THAT???
As human beings, we are all born with the GIFT of CHOICE. We can CHOOSE HAPPINESS rather than CHOOSING to get hung up on what others think and say, what the media says, comparing ourselves to others, complaining and criticizing, blaming and making excuses, and on and on. Yes, being hung up on these things is a CHOICE. Yes, it's often easier said than done to choose happiness, but it IS a CHOICE and you can go there any time you want...

BUT WHAT DOES A POSITIVE MINDET HAVE TO DO WITH NETWORKING??
True Win-Win Relationships (the result of the Networking Process) only occur between positive, selfless people. People who concentrate on feeling sorry about and correcting what is lacking in their lives emanate feelings of lack. There is no lack in Win-Win, only Unconditional Giving...

HOW does one DEVELOP and MAINTAIN a POSITIVE MINDSET???
Here are some things you can do - some habits you can develop...
·         Get up every morning, look in the mirror and SMILE because there is an AWESOME person smiling back with UNLIMITED POTENTIAL...
·         GIVE OF YOURSELF UNCONDITIONALLY!! When you are doing so, it is IMPOSSIBLE not to feel great!
·         Overpower negative thoughts with thoughts of GRATITUDE... Negative thoughts don't disappear but they can be overpowered by positive ones!!
·         Do a GRATITUDE JOURNAL - write in it every day - read it every day.
·         BURY THE PAST! The ONLY moment we EVER live in is the PRESENT MOMENT so ENJOY IT!!!
·         STOP COMPLAINING, CRITICIZING & JUDGING - there are NO Scorecards in Life... Instead, make every day “Catch Someone Doing Something Good Day” and let them know!!!
·         Surround yourself with POSITIVE PEOPLE!!
·         TURN OFF THE NEGATIVE MEDIA!!
·         Take a DEEP BREATH… Relax… Meditate...
·         Work on your personal development daily...
·         Find your life's PURPOSE and WHY and live it! This is the next Component of Networking Success and next month's Blog (January 7) will discuss doing just that...

FOOD FOR THOUGHT during this Holiday Season:
While you are out spreading Holiday Cheer to your loved ones, friends, and other acquaintances, why not use the above tips to GIVE YOURSELF THE GIFT OF HAPPINESS!

NOTE: There is lots of negativity in the world and many negative, unhappy people as a result of THEIR CHOOSING to be influenced by it... Do not think for a minute that just because others are unhappy, it is selfish for YOU to be happy. You can't control them, only yourself. To Repeat: their unhappiness is their choice - your happiness is yours and guess what: HAPPINESS IS CONTAGIOUS so it can eventually be their choice too (especially after hanging around enough with positive people like you)!!

I wish you a happy, healthy and peaceful Holiday Season - CHEERS!!

ABOUT CHIP:
Chip, the Happiness and Success GPS for one's LIFE and one's CAREER, is a speaker, trainer, facilitator, consultant (business and personal) and a NETWORKING EXPERT. Everything I do is customized for the group or business I that am working with so let's brainstorm!

My PURPOSE and MISSION is to spread AWARENESS to everyone that they have the CHOICE (a gift given only to human beings) to ESCAPE from "SAMEVILLE" (the day to day routines many get stuck in) and build a happy and successful life. I LOVE speaking to groups (including students) about this. If you have a suggestion for a group for me to present to, let's talk about it -
call me anytime at 860-673-4006 - coffee's on me!

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2 comments:

  1. Loved your Blog Chip. Sounds like we need to listen carefully to ourselves to weed out the "humbug" choices we may make. I love your statement about hanging out with positive -selfless people. As I read you blog I thought "now there is a word that is seldom used" selfless. When we smile at our audience members and speak to them we are really facilitating them into action and that is being selfless Thanks for your happiness it rubbed off. Happy Holodays!

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  2. Well said Chip. Expressing gratitude, choosing to be happy, giving and being present are all ways to strengthen your networking foundation.

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