Boyd Parker argues that the network of developing professionals can be the difference between success and failure. The award-winning business owner has chosen to surround him with individuals that drove his success.
Boyd Parker, credits much of his success to the network that he built. As a passionate business coach and mentor, who is committed to paying it forward, Boyd Parker is encouraging aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals to focus on spending time with the right people.
Boyd Parker founded he company after started in the sales and marketing industry he recognised the long term career prospects. Surrounding himself with industry experts the Boyd Parker recognised that to develop new skills he would benefit greatly from spending time with top performers who were just ahead of his current career level. When the inspiring entrepreneur started to spend every spare moment with his business mentor his career development accelerated and new opportunities became available quickly.
“I tell this to every new person in my business; if you want to make this your long term career, become a great student and absorb as much information as possible. Spending time with the right people will help you grow both personally and professionally, ask questions and implement the ideas and make sure you circle back with details on how you got on.” stated Boyd Parker.
Boyd Parker is passionate about helping ambitious and driven individuals to achieve their goals and fulfil their potential. He urges his workforce to make networking a priority. Mr Parker believes that people become who they spend the most time with, therefore assembling a diverse network of successful individuals will propel them to success.
Boyd Parker has shared 3 top tips for building a solid business network.
1/ Get out of your comfort zone
It’s natural for people to gravitate towards individuals that they already know. However, to assemble the most effective and most diverse network, people must broaden their horizons and step outside their comfort zone.
Boyd Parker regularly attends industry networking events, allowing his workforce to interact with business professionals all across the country.
2/ Variety is the spice of life
The key to a great network is diversity. “The purpose of a network is to help you progress and to enable that, it must consist of individuals at varies stages in their career.” Boyd Parker believes that one of the biggest mistakes people make is attempting to build a network of people who are at the pinnacle of their career. The business owner contends that it’s crucial to have people who are at different points in their own journey to success.
3/ Follow Up
“One of the mistakes I see people regularly make is not following up with new business connections.” The business owner contends that the initial conversation is just the start of the relationship and that it’s vital to follow up, either through email, social media, or a phone call.
Boyd Parker is urging all aspiring professionals to implement the above tips to assemble a strong network.