Power Formula for Linkedin SuccessI made a comment on Breaking Away - Innovation that one must not just listen but hear. There us a good post on authentic listening on Faith Fuqua-Purvis' blog.
Busy weekend. Mostly relaxing. I ran a 4 mile race for Autism on Sunday. Beat my 30 minute goal by 2 seconds so that was good. Moved 12 tons of dirt by hand (yes, I calculated it - 8 Cubic Yards, 54 wheelbarrow loads of 30 shovels each) so am good sore.
I am listening to Do It Now - Break the Procrastination Habit by Dr William Knaus so I figure I cannot really procrastinate on doing a blog post. One of his suggestions is to keep a procrastination log noting what you are procrastinating on, feelings about it, why, what you do instead etc. And since I started one, I have to do things since I would never want to put anything in it.
I read a great book by Wayne Breitbarth called "The Power Formula for Linkedin Success - Kick-start Your Business, Brand and Job Search".
I use Linkedin but learned from Breitbarth that I am not as good as it as I can be. First inspiration was to make sure my profile was complete (and it is now).
I realize that I use Linkedin less than I could for searching out new contacts. Will start doing that more.
I like that on Linkedin, people keep their own contact information up to date.
I do updates on Linkedin (mostly business quotations from famous people and being the time efficient person that I try to be, I do the same update on Twitter, Facebook etc.)
One thing I did on Linkedin was hide who I am connected to. I was finding some people were abusing the relationship by contacting my contacts and implying that I was endorsing the approach.
A book like Breitbarth's reminds me of the power of Linkedin.