The holidays are a great time to relax with family and friends. This time of the year is also a good time to reflect on the past year and think about the coming year.
Building and managing relationships is such an important piece of your personal brand but also your business and career. So, other people should frequently be on your mind.
Below are some ways to reflect on your relationships this past and and for the future.
- New beneficial relationships this past year - Think about who you met this past year and which relationships turned out to be valuable for both sides. Think about what you accomplished together. Focus on nurtuting these relationships this coming year.
- New less benefical relationships this past year - In addition to thinking about the beneficial relationships, it is also important to think about the less beneficial relationships. If it was difficult to find value for both sides, then it is okay to these drop off. You can spend more time nurturing the beneficial relationships and building new ones.
- Existing relationships - Think about your existing network and how you assisted one another. Focus on continuing to buidl these relationships this coming year. Also, make it a point to nurture some relationships that were less of a focus this past year. It is good practice to further build on existing relationships.
- New relationships - Make it a point to continue to meet new people this year. Think about new ways to meet people by attending events, asking for introductions, or connecting on LinkedIn. Adding quaility and diverse contacts into your network will add more value.
What is important this holiday season is to be thankful that you have a good network of people who you can call friends, partners, supporters, and acquaintances. Your network is one your greatest personal assets. Continue to nurture and build it.
Have a wonderful holiday season!