Our health, well-being and professional success depend upon social networks. Of course, I’m referring to the importance of our connections between friends, family and others in a community, not social media. But check out the striking similarity between Jeffrey’s practical advice for using social media for success in business and sales in his book Social Boom!, Dale Carnegie’s classic principles for eliminating stress and worry, and medical advice from the Mayo Clinic about nurturing social networks to reduce stress and lead a long life!
This helpful tips below were originally published on the Mayo Clinic’s site under stress management, and I’ve provided complimentary perspectives from Jeffrey Gitomer and Dale Carnegie.
Give and take: The foundation of social networks
A successful relationship is a two-way street. The better a friend you are, the better your friends will be. Here are some suggestions for nurturing your relationships:
Dale Carnegie taught that when we take an active interest in others, we become the catalysts for their success – and thereby become persons of influence in the lives of those around us. In building strong relationships that we can count on, we begin to worry less, and find organizational challenges will be achieved more quickly. How would you assess the health of your own social network today?
Do something about the destructive forces of stress in the workplace. Learn to assess your current reactions to stress so that you can stop worrying and start working up to your full potential.
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Dan Heffernan is the General Manager of Dale Carnegie Digital.