Your Net Worth = Your Network

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I heard that at a real estate scam but it’s still true.

Meetup.com is great—in theory—for building your network. You get to meet new people in your industry and talk about yourself and hand out your business cards. Terrible idea.

Building your network should be organic and sincere. When you go to a meetup event, everyone is thinking:

Me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me.
I need to build my network so I‘m going to meet a lot of new people. Let’s see what they can do for me.
I
need a job. Here’s my business card. Please check out my portfolio site where you can view my resume.
For the love of God, pay attention to me!

In my meetup experience:

  • I’ve been accused of lying (very aggressively).
  • I’ve attended two real estate scams.
  • I’ve met a lot of cocky want-trepreneurs who view everyone as an expendable commodity.

Building your network is building relationships—not speed dating.

I have successful friends who want to see me succeed and…here’s the thing:

They’re not my friends because they can help me.

They want to help because they’re my friends.

How do you think I found out about the FHA loan in the first place? Through a friend, of course.

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