Perhaps you’ve heard the saying it’s not what you know but who you know?

I have a different twist on that. It’s not only what you know, it’s who you know and who you share your knowledge with.

Connections are important. In my humble opinion, connections are what make the world go ’round.

So, who are you connecting with? How are you connecting? Are you making the most of your connections in a mutually beneficial way?

I know that seems like a barrage of questions, but I really want you to think about it.

In both business life and personal life, connections are important. They feed your soul and your bank account and they need to be nurtured in turn.

I challenge you to think about what you are doing to create new connections and strengthen current ones. You never know where each connection might lead.

“Ask you get, don’t you won’t.”

There is no truer statement and it’s so important to continually ask for new business even when business is flush. And it’s equally important to ask for what you want in your personal life too.

The beauty of asking for what you want in all aspects of your life is you really have nothing to lose.

After all, the worst thing that can happen is someone can say “no.” It might not be what you want to hear and at the same time I assure you that you will have lost nothing. But, if the answer is yes, you will have taken a step closer to your ultimate goal.

So, go forth and ask. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the outcome, no matter the outcome. Because once you realize that “no” is just a word and it doesn’t leave you with anything less than before, you’ll have a new outlook on life.

Author's Bio: 

Lisa Manyon specializes in POWERFULLY communicating your marketing messages to increase results. She’s a Professional Copywriter dedicated to making life easier for business owners and entrepreneurs by knocking one more thing off your “to do“ list. Manyon is the Copywriting Expert for The International Association of Web Entrepreneurs. Get a Free Copywriting Action Plan & discover 7 Power-packed Insider Tricks of the Copywriting Trade to Dramatically Increase Sales of your Products & Services