You can be unapologetically predictable!
We don’t expect the weather to be the same every day; however, we hope the weather person to give us a broad understanding of what it will feel like outside. This is the feeling that potential colleagues, funders, fans, customers, and friends also want. In the book, I wrote about predictability as a tool.
When it comes to building your professional network, predictability is a crucial element to consider. A predictable network can help you build strong relationships, establish trust, and create opportunities for growth and advancement. This blog will explore why predictability is necessary when building your network and how you can achieve it.
Predictability is also essential for building solid relationships. When you know what to expect from someone, you can better understand who they are and what they can offer. This allows you to build a stronger connection with them, leading to more opportunities for collaboration and growth. Your reputation will precede you when you are known for being reliable and consistent. This can lead to more opportunities for growth and advancement, as people will seek you out for your expertise and reliability. Trust is the key.
When you meet someone new, they want to know they can rely on you. By being predictable, you can establish trust with your network connections. This means showing up on time for meetings, communicating consistently, and following through on commitments. When people know they can count on you, they are more likely to recommend you to others and help you succeed.
By establishing trust, building strong relationships, creating opportunities for growth and advancement, establishing your personal brand, and enhancing your reputation, you can build a reliable, consistent, and effective network. So, make sure to be predictable in your approach and communication when building and maintaining your network.