Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Reinforce existing ties

This is a great time of year. It's like when the library holds a "return old books and we'll waive all overdue fines!"

It's the time of year when it's perfectly ok to reach out to folks you haven't talked to all year without having to make excuses. Use a card, a call or a coffee - but now is the time to reinforce some existing ties within your network.

Evaluate your network. With whom have you not had a chance to catch up? Who are the folks for whom you should reinforce that you are happy they are part of your community? Who has gone MIA in your world and, if you care, can you reach out?

It's been a busy year full of change for many of us. We started with the best of intentions and got caught up in the minutae of running a life. So grab some time this month or next and and extend a hand - all fines waived!

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