Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach quotes on networking

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Surround yourself with people who want to have conversations, not win conversations

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If you hang out with people who complain about other people, they probably do the same when you’re not around

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Surround yourself with people that celebrate growth

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Life hack: Be open to meeting more people, not less

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I used to “network”. It was strategic, or so I assumed. Then one day I decided to try connecting with people I found interesting. That was the only criteria I used. No agenda. No strategy. No objective. The result has been real relationships that are infinitely more valuable.

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The quickest way to become better is to surround yourself with better people.

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The goal isn’t to get more followers. The goal is to become a better writer, to meet interesting people, to better understand yourself. Followers are just a byproduct.

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Surround yourself with people who already possess the characteristics you want to possess

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Social media works just like real life: Talk mostly about interesting things and people will listen to you. Talk mostly about yourself and people will ignore you.

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The best way to change someone’s mind is to be befriend them The best way to befriend someone is to build trust with them The best way to build trust with someone is to give without an expectation of anything in return

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It’s crazy to me that you can have an impact on someone’s life — without ever meeting them — with nothing more than a few tweets

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The best time to network is when you don’t need to The best time to exercise is when you don’t need to The best time to build an audience is when you don’t need to

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Don't follow people who have the opposite perspective as you Follow people who have a perspective that you never even knew existed

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I’ve benefited more from peers that pushed me than from mentors that motivated me. Give me great peers over a great mentor any day.

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You’d be surprised by how many successful people would take the time to talk to you if you just tweeted at them

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You are more likely to be swayed by new information if it comes from someone you are familiar with, someone you are fond of, and someone you trust Social media lets you build familiarity, fondness, and trust

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Network isn’t something you do, it’s something you join Find the right people to talk about the right things

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