There is something beautiful about a circuit board.
Your life is that board.
Every person you’ve ever met is a different connection. They — high school and college classmates, former and current coworkers, neighbors, friends of friends — comprise your web of life. Trace your finger through the lines and recollect stains from a feast, a daughter’s naughtiness, memories from storms passing through.
Every person you impacted when you gave a talk or wrote a story is on the board.
Every person who impacted you with insights and pathways to succeed is on the board.
LinkedIn enables your life of connections to come alive and be seen.
The more information filled-in by your connections is correlated to your database searches and finding the best results. You are guaranteed to find people in your LinkedIn database who are in your network but who you don’t know well. Your objective is to strengthen those links and boost your relationship.
I recently messaged some of my LinkedIn connections asking them to be introduced to 2nd-degree connections.
Some of my online friends refused my request and explained they didn’t know those people well.
But, others graciously passed along my request with their own commentary why I’m a great person. They had strong links.
You should also have strong links.