Hey impactors, we navigate forward in Impact Investing series. Pin pointing key elements. One being that of Personal Development looking specifically at NETWORKS & BEING the NETWORK. Hoop, that’s right. It’s time to make changes and actually see them.
NETWORKS & BEING THE NETWORK
We’ve made the CHOICE, and it is that of being an impact investor! That’s just nice isn’t? It could get better and more fulfilling with some more work. Smart working. You probably having your diary and actually tapping on it thinking what now? Having made the CHOICE. What now? Enough with reading and talking only. Say it with me ” I AM AN IMPACT INVESTOR” “I AM AN IMPACT INVESTOR ”
Yes that’s right, you probably stretching your head on developing a NETWORK and how to go about NETWORKS in order to enhance you in starting, solidifying your craft and drawing inspiration from people who you can actually draw wisdom from. I have learnt this thing, that is NETWORKS are not only from the events you attend.
That spaza from your township is a NETWORK. I have meant quite few Pakistan spaza owners. That I drew much information and inspiration in creating what I OWN more especially in business. Listen when I spoke to him i have learnt to intentionally ask questions to every body who owns something and pushes forward no matter water in creating financial freedom and development. Its important that you learn from different tribes how they impact and invest. You will realize how you need to put in some more work.
I left him with realization that am actually lazy. Yeap, open enough to know the work am putting is not enough. That, in Africa we have much to tap into. That at the core of myself and everyone else there’s a pool of NETWORK. To plug themselves in.
” you are your own plug. PLUG in yourself ”
Being the NETWORK
Now you know, you dont need to be at an event only to gain NETWORKS. You need to know that NETWORKS are what and who are adding value to your vision. Also what and who gives you insight into what you do not know. At times NETWORKS are created to ignite your own being.
You are a NETWORK because at the end of the day. You are the one who puts all the dots together. You can have a pool of network with individuals from diverse background but still struggle to connect the dots together.
Connect your own dots together. Right in there you will see the gap. Where you lack and what you lack. I personally do not hesitate to use GOOGLE in searching for things, people that I know I want to hear more about and start following them. Even if it means searching words such as purpose, impact, investing then see how will pop up under those words and start following them because I know I can one or two things from them. Networks have saved me from when I have nothing. That I am not afraid to ask how can I be of impact to them too.
I will CONTINUE for part two of Pin Pointing. There’s more to break down in it.
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