SNM002: Integrity and Facebook Turned Jim into a Millionaire

I'm so excited to have Jim on the show today.  He is one of the most successful and elusive marketers on the planet.  He made so much money that he is now a full-time investor and is basically retired.  Like me, he went through about two years of struggle to build a massive company.  Sometimes it's darkest before the dawn.  His entire success boils down to a deep understanding of networking.

When we met way back in London in 2008, neither of us was making anything online.  We first connected because of our mutual understanding of networking and much of what I teach and implement now, comes from his training.  He helped me take my networking t the next level.

There are four key things you want to provide to everyone you interact with.

  • amazing experiences for the other person
  • providing good emotion
  • adding value
  • make sure that people around you win or feel like they won

It's not enough to try and help people, you want to make an actual difference.  Jim played a major role in my life and is one of the reasons my life is so amazing today.  Even though we live across the world from each other, that mutual respect remains.  When one of his friends needed a connection, our network activated and we ended up on the phone together.  Sometimes the seeds you plant might not develop into anything for years.

Never forget that the ability to execute is a value all by itself.  I run into workers and intern applicants all the time who simply cannot execute.  It doesn't matter to me what you know or where you come from; if you can execute, then I can turn you into a success.

Key Points:

  1. Sometimes it is dark before the dawn
  2. Reputation can pay off in amazing ways
  3. Give value to people without worrying about the return
  4. The ability to execute is a serious value
  5. Trust is key to networking and introductions

Resources Mentioned:

Give and Take by Adam Grant

Serve No Master on Amazon (Large section on networking that Jim taught me)

Networking Empire (coming soon)

Send in your questions to podcast [at] servenomaster [dot] com

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