Age is a number on paper, you really don’t need to look at how old you are and then limit what you can and can’t do or achieve.
When I was young – in my twenties I used to think people in their sixties and seventies were old, but in this day and age where people try and look after themselves, keep fit and keep in the fashion by having their hair coloured and styled certain people never lose their attractiveness. Beauty being only skin deep but what is in the heart reflects out.
In history we have some great people – for example Picasso who produced some of his greatest art pieces at the age of 90. In the Bible there was Noah who built the ark when he was 500 years old.
It is important to look around you and see what you can achieve and live every moment and life to the fullest. It is never too late to learn something new, speak out and encourage others also to live life to their full potential.
With regards to work, if you are like me and try and look at the big picture, that is not just looking at your own needs but also looking at those of other people’s and trying to achieve something that could assist others to get ahead.
We might find that our friends of whom we have known for years have stuck by us, but when we try and move ahead to start new ventures or try something new they don’t want to change their strategy and stop agreeing or offering the support we need. Networking does give us the umbrella and stepping stone to find like-minded people in which you may have a common interest. One of the main goals in business is of course to make some money, change your strategy and collaboration with new people may well be the key to get ahead.
In the Bible Proverbs 13.20 says “He who walks with wise men will be wise.”
When you make contact with people and share a concept or idea you have support to get things started and ongoing support and guidance to make it happen. If you all share the objective and are 100% behind the project you are going to make it happen, then with constant encouragement the project will be achieved.
Today, I am off to Liphook in Hampshire to meet with a couple of my Blackstar colleagues, quite a drive for me but we are going to check out a venue that we intend to use for future events.
We have a project in mind and we know that we come to the table and bring our various strengths and also our weaknesses that we can discuss and get help with.
Monday I managed to write an entry in this blog and also share what happened with my other WordPress Blog on Ecademy –
I had to follow my own Blog and comment on the comments posted, though sometimes with other people’s blogs I just don’t follow them due to the sheer volume of comments that result in emails to my email.
In order to raise my Klout score I have tried to initiate chat between people I have connected to. This is working out well with people and so my score has raised a fraction and people are starting to follow me. I know this is the case as I thanked someone for following me on my Slideshare Account and then got quite a few other people following. Actually, Slideshare syncs with Facebook which is handy should you be creating presentations that you want to share with a vast number of people.
I also joined a new network called “CommonRed” which is in Beta, I just connected with Tina Jonasen and the person who has created the network and this morning I have about 12 people on my contacts list and also an invitation to join someone’s Boardroom. Well it is exciting what happens while you are asleep;-)
I sync this blog to Twitter and LinkedIn so of course it was posted there on my profile. Quite a few people must have read it as I had over 350 invites to connect. As I write to each and every one it is slow for people to get accepted. People with silly masks on who haven’t taken the time to create their profile or have a business name and don’t write a note to let me know who they are I ignore and archive.