GRATITUDE CHALLENGE NUMBER 3 - I AM GRATEFUL FOR MY NETWORKS

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Having a good network means different things to different people.  I am grateful for all of the networks I have had.  My networks began long before my consulting practice and I am still benefiting from all of them.

After I left Sears I realized that I had been in a corporate bubble.  My last role at Sears was in personnel and I accepted a position at a company to build the personnel function.  I realized I needed a network so that I would be staying current.  I joined ASPA (now SHRM) and the local chapter.  I created many relationships with other HR professionals.  I was able to share best practices.  These relationships helped me build my credibility.  I have told younger members of this organization that they can enhance their career by collaborating.

When I started my business I used the same principles in developing an additional network.

The Business Council of Westchester is an organization that has helped me learn about business and the best practices.  It is not simply about networking for strategic alliances.  No, it is about having experts that I can call upon for anything I am working on or any client I am working with. 

In the picture above I had put together a panal for a power breakfast presentation on small business growth.  In addition to me, I had a banker, a marketing and branding person, and an IT and cyber security expert.  There are so many great people in my power network.  I am very grateful for my networks.

This is the third entry to Debe Maxwell, CRS 's November 2019 Thanksgiving Gratitude Challenge.

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Joan Cox
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Grant, you have done such a great job in developing networks and being the resource for the businesses in Westchester.

Nov 20, 2019 08:13 AM #18
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Grant,

I enjoyed reading about your networking strategy, and the panel you were on. I love having networks of like minded people.  A

Nov 20, 2019 10:11 AM #19
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George Souto
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Grant I don't know of anyone who works their network better than you.  You not only acknowledge the value of it, you show it through what you do.

Nov 20, 2019 01:06 PM #20
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Grant Schneider
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Joan - thank you.  I have worked at it.

Ron and Alexandra A - those like minds are real masterminds

George - I know that you are a great networker too.

Nov 20, 2019 01:46 PM #21
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Kathy Streib
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Grant- You know what, it takes a lot of work to network and yet it pays off in more ways than one. You are the consummate professional at it!!! And I am so happy that I got to meet you and Phyliss in person!!!!

Nov 20, 2019 05:15 PM #22
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Grant Schneider You've just described the secret to success. Developing networks and really participating makes a strong business. Thanks for sharing!

Nov 20, 2019 07:11 PM #23
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Grant Schneider
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Kathy - we were so happy to meet you in person too.

Margaret - I know it works for you.  Your radio program is a great network.

Nov 21, 2019 03:24 AM #26
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Grant, for sharing your experience and your advice.

Nov 21, 2019 08:11 AM #27
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Grant Schneider
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Roy  - it is always a pleasure to do so.

Nov 22, 2019 03:35 AM #28
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
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Being "plugged in" to a variety of outlets makes great business sense..we LOVE it !

Nov 22, 2019 04:48 AM #29
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Networking and you go hand-in-hand. Seriously, when I think about someone who understands the value of networking, and who does it right, it's Grant Schneider.  

Nov 22, 2019 07:49 AM #30
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Raymond Henson
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Having a great network saves me all of the time.  I always find it remarkable how many are willing to help.  Thanks for the post!

Nov 22, 2019 03:21 PM #31
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
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I agree - networking has changed our business!

Nov 22, 2019 03:22 PM #32
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Hi Grant, YOu are the Active Rain network guru!  Networking is a must!

Nov 22, 2019 07:55 PM #33
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Lottie Kendall
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Networking is essential and can add to the enjoyment of the day. I like your thoughts on collaboration.

Nov 22, 2019 09:11 PM #34
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Grant Schneider
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Sally and David - you do a great job with this.

Debb and  Bernie - thank you.  I am flattered by that.

Raymond - yes indeed.  The network saves me too.

Wayne and Jean - yes, I know you are networkers and we have even talked about people we both know.

Rebecca - I appreciate that but I know there are others too.

Lottie - I found that collaboration and consensus building has worked out well.

Nov 23, 2019 05:40 AM #35
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Roy Kelley
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Good Saturday morning, Grant.

Have a great day and a very special weekend.

Nov 23, 2019 07:45 AM #36
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Grant Schneider
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Roy - I hope you have a great Sunday.

Nov 24, 2019 06:07 AM #37
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Hello Grant,  Networking is so important and you are a 10 plus with your way of networking.  

Nov 24, 2019 11:32 AM #38
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Bob Ratliff
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Good morning Grant Schneider  building relationships is essential to any person succeeding in life and business. Even here in the RAIN we network to build our business and friendships. Great to read about your networking success over the years. Have a safe week.....

Nov 25, 2019 01:56 AM #39
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