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COVER STORY : NETWORKING 11 time of day because you don ' t think they ' ll add anything of value to your business or your life . But that ' s a huge mistake . John argues that you should help others regardless , and to always be useful and grateful .

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TREAT OTHERS THE SAME WAY THAT YOU ' D LIKE TO BE TREATED .
On a similar note , it ' s important to be aware of how you ' re treating others . If you don ' t want people to treat you poorly , why would you go out there and do it others ? It makes absolutely no sense . Be kind , even to people you don ' t know . It says a lot about you as a human being . It isn ' t just good business . It ' s part and parcel to a good life .
One person very vocal about this is Shep Gordon , the Hollywood film agent and producer featured in the 2013 documentary , Supermensch : The Legend of Shep Gordon . Mike Meyers calls him the nicest person he ' s ever met , hands down . He believes firmly in compassionate business , and there ' s a reason why he ' s been so successful at his craft . Always remember to take into account the feelings of others . It ' s monumentally important .

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LEARN TO APPRECIATE OTHERS , EVEN IN THE SMALLEST WAYS .
It ' s really easy to overlook an act of kindness done for you . That ' s especially true when you ' re so used to having those kind acts done on your behalf . But it isn ' t about the act of kindness or anything else done for that benefits you in some way . It ' s about appreciating it .
When someone reaches out to help you , learn to appreciate it . Don ' t look for the negative . Focus on the positive . Chris Anderson , the founder of TED Talks , has based his entire career on learning to appreciate others . It ' s because of this deep appreciation of the world and the people in it , that he ' s been able to succeed on such a high level . Today , TED Talks provides the basis for that way of thinking - it ' s " ideas worth spreading ."

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MAKE IT A HABIT TO CONNECT WITH OTHERS DAILY .
Habits are a huge part of our lives . They comprise a large part of our behavior . Several studies have all confirmed the major role that habits play in our lives . You need to build the habit of connecting with others every single day , and not just make it a random chance occurrence . Reach out as often as possible and figure out who you can introduce to one another .
Marie Forleo , a life coach and the host of MarieTV , an award-winning weekly show , speaks about goals , taking action and power of your daily habits quite often . Forleo says that you should think about where some of the best business relationships in your life have come from , and to really be authentic and not fake when you ' re bringing people together in the business world . While doing this daily is important , the habit is only effective when it ' s approach with a genuine desire to help others .

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SPEND THE TIME TO MEET WITH PEOPLE AS CLOSE TO IN-PERSON AS POSSIBLE .
Gary Vaynerchuk , as successful and as popular as he is , understands the necessity to get as close to in-person as possible . What does this mean ? Well , if you can ' t meet in-person , then use audio and video as much as possible , but customize the message . Don ' t send out something canned or generic .
It ' s important that you remember to do this . Sure , you can reach out digitally or virtually , but make it personal . Don ' t send something that doesn ' t have tonality and care for the person that ' s actually receiving it . And when people do reach out to you , take the time to reach back if you can . Don ' t ignore someone who genuinely wants to connect with you .

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BE CONSCIOUS OF THE LONG- TERM CAUSE- AND-EFFECTS OF YOUR ACTIONS .
Adam Grant , the author of Originals : How Non-Conformists Move The World , argues that networking for the sake of networking won ' t pay off . Your network shouldn ' t consist of people that you call only when you need something . You have to be aware that if you try to network like that in business , that it could backfire .
However , it also isn ' t all about mutually beneficial relationships . While adding loads of value can certainly help , as you work on your own business and gain your own notoriety , Polish says that your success will snowball and you ' ll find that your efforts will become far more effective .
BY : R . L . ADAMS
Robert Adams ( R . L . Adams ) is a writer , blogger , serial entrepreneur , software engineer , and best-selling author of dozens of technology , SEO , online marketing and self-development books , audiobooks and courses . Article orginally published on entrepreneur . com .
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