Being a typical extrovert, it is almost in my blood to easily connect with anyone anywhere. I was often being teased that I could talk to anyone from age of three to eighty regardless of their gender or language spoken. I can always find countless common topics to chat about with most of the people around me.
However I was being very selective and careful with talking business with people. I never wanted to associate my work with people who are very close with me. To certain extent, I have been avoiding to use my personal network to bring in businesses. Indeed a bulk of my professional life was in asset management and most of my clients were ultra high net worth individuals or institutional clients which I would rarely come across in my personal network.
Now that I am working by myself as a consultant, it has the sudden urge to use my personal reputation to start connecting with people. I have become a lot more open and proactive in letting people know what I am doing. Soon after spreading the words out, I start notice that all the pieces then start to come together like they have always been right there for me. There seems to be people around me who can work well together with me all along the way.
Let’s take a step out, start connecting with others and everything will come together like magnets!
About the contributor 投稿者檔案
Ever since she has been a mother, Lena has put aside her career and focus on her children. Although she has left her job, Lena has never given up her own dream. With the children start schooling now, she has returned but this time working for herself and helping others dreams come true.
Lena is a Canadian Hong Konger. She was previously working for a number of asset management firms and was chartered as CFA. A mother of two daughters, Lena works as a business consultant helping small business to grow.