Leveling Up Your Big Business Network is a Lifestyle
If you know me, one of my latest accomplishments is building my businesses around my lifestyle. When I started focusing on how to comingle both business and lifestyle, I discovered a whole new love for fitness. This helped me lose over 60 pounds, which has grown my audience of supporters.
Naturally, I saw an opportunity to level up my network by building a relationship with a reputable fitness company, through building trust and loyalty provided from me right away and through my story. As you know, if you are in business, then you understand the importance of leveling up on your professional network.
In this article, you will learn three tips that have worked for me to level up a relationship with a fitness company, Envy Athletics. Once I implemented these three tips, not just their products level up fitness lifestyle, but also their customer service has added to the experience and willingness to share with others.
- Facts Tell, Stories Sell. -
Growing as an entrepreneur, one big thing I realized was that stories are always enjoyed. Take your social life story to the next level.
As I approached Envy Athletics, I made sure to share all of my social media profiles so they can see that I am a real person, a professional, with a decent following of authentic people, not “bought” followers. Through that type of transparency, whatever big company you want to level up your network with can see that you’re authentic, likable, have reached, and marketable.
- What’s in it for the company? -
As a business owner, one thing I always remember is that bringing value to others is key and you must level up on the benefits to them.
I shared all my platforms with Envy Athletic and showed them the avenues I have for sharing my experiences and love for their products. Guaranteeing to share your experiences with their products to your audience is a guarantee that there will be new eyes on their products. Always level upon the value you provide others.
- Stay true to your word and maintain integrity. -
This is a no-brainer. If you promise to do something for a company and they invest the time to reply to you, do it.
I encourage you to make good on your word and come from a place of integrity. Word travels fast in the business world and if you are someone who makes empty promises, don't plan on leveling up to a higher-end network in the future.
All in all, these three tips of leveling up your network is all based around your lifestyle. Networking doesn’t have to take extra hours from your day. Sharing your stories and testimonials is a lifestyle post, like sharing our food from a restaurant. That’s roughly a two-minute post.
So, my friends, the bottom line is this; if you want to level up your business, you must level up your network. If you're going to level up your network, you must level upon the value you bring to the table.
Jeff Rollon is a serial entrepreneur, author, business coach, and philanthropist. He enjoys helping others while living with a positive attitude and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. His passion is helping budding entrepreneurs get started and profitable within their first year in business.