Core-5 is the key to exponentially and sustainably growing your team.
The key points to remember about Core-5 are
- If Core-5 were done using only LinkedIn, it would take only about 200 specific LinkedIn connection requests.
- What are “specific LinkedIn connection requests”?
- Specific LinkedIn connection requests are offers to connect that you make to potential candidates you feel could be good candidates for your team. In other words, people with whom you can see yourself engaging in our 4 to 6 weeks progressive relationship-building process.
- You are looking for people who see the value of and are willing to regularly commit a small amount of time to find good partners for their teams.
- In essence, when you get to speak with candidates via a Discovery Call, you will interview them to see if you believe your team would be a good fit for them.
- How long would it take to send 200 connection requests to a relevant list of LinkedIn candidates?
- At the rate of 5 per day, this would take 40 working days.
- At the rate of 10 per day, this would only take 20 working days.
- In other words, if these rates are consistently maintained, achieving Core-5 in the 90-day challenge should be easy.
- We can all focus for short periods of time.
- And achieving Core-5 is more powerful than most people realise.
- When you discover how easy it is to find a few great partners using Linkedin, you realise how easy it will be for others in your team to do the same.
- In other words, when your team members duplicate Core-5, you have exponential growth of a high calibre team.
- Most importantly, don’t miss the power of duplicating Core-5 rather than just achieving Core-5 yourself.
- What if 5 people you introduce also expand their team by 5 in 90 days?
- You would now have 25 people in your team, of which you have only personally introduced 5.
- When that repeats, the number becomes 125, and you may still only have introduced 5.
- In other words, your team rapidly grows when your team members commit to achieving Core-5.
- The process of achieving Core-5 and encouraging your team members to achieve Core-5 is extremely manageable because everyone focuses for a short period of time to build their network and builds strong relationships with the key people in their teams.
- The benefits of this approach are
- First, you develop trust with an increasing number of people in your team as your leaders begin to edify you to the new people in their team.
- Second, many people in your extended team can benefit from facilitated introductions. In other words, they are being advocated to highly relevant others in your team and throughout the entire CC.
- This is an incredible benefit because time is wisely invested where it’s likely to produce the best results.
- We find a lot of great partnerships and business opportunities are generated this way.
- One of the most significant and least expected benefits of creating exponential growth using Core-5 is the potential for multiple streams of income.
- Although you may have a primary business benefiting from your trusted relationships, you are also building the connections that others need to make their ideas work.
- In some cases, this can develop into a commercial arrangement—possibly even the potential for ongoing income.
- Such commercial arrangements can be highly effective because they require very little of your time beyond connecting the right people together. However, bear in mind that such connections are made possible by you investing the time to build a trusted relationship-based network. In other words, you have built an asset you can commercialise in multiple ways.
- One of the greatest benefits of creating a duplicating Core-5 culture in your team is that your team is continually contributing to others in the CC with what they most need. That is new relevant connections.
- In other words, relevant contacts they want to meet.
- Better yet, their praises have been sung by other CC members so that new contacts are keener to meet them.
- So when you achieve Core-5, others in the CC have much greater respect for you and will be more focused on doing what they can to help and encourage you to continue building your team.
We want the process of learning how to effectively find great partners on LinkedIn to be as effective, easy to understand and duplicate as possible.
That’s why we focus so much on LinkedIn in our Workshops.
Let’s say you have achieved Core-5 and beyond without using LinkedIn at all.
That may sound like an outstanding achievement in networking terms.
However, you have not equipped your team to create growth using a duplicatable process that works with LinkedIn.
Furthermore, when you introduce people you already know, they tend only to want to introduce people they know. This can massively slow your team's growth, advocacy, and referrals.
Ground-breaking work done by Professor Mark Granovetter at Boston university in 1973 shows the value of weak ties such as those you meet on LinkedIn. In other words, much greater referrals come from those you have recently met than from those you know well. If you are in business, how many leads have been referred to you by your family members compared with leads referred by weak ties?
Several other credible studies have since substantiated the study by Mark Granovetter.
You will also find it easy to connect face-to-face with like-minded others you meet on LinkedIn.
You will look forward to meeting this person on Zoom when you find a LinkedIn profile with statements that align with your passions and values.
Furthermore, the conversation will likely flow well because you can ask questions and establish common interests.
There are a massive number of people on Zoom. Some of them will be looking to join a team like yours where they can start building their networks.
When someone becomes a CC member through the process of reaching out on LinkedIn, they are confident they can use the same method to find other great people on LinkedIn. On the other hand, when someone joins the CC due to an introduction from someone they know, they may not know many others and need to be shown a duplicatable process that will work for anyone.
Workshops 4, 5, and 5a explain how to find others on LinkedIn and use the My Most Trusted Chrome extension.
Workshop 5b, on the other hand, is pure gold. This is where everyone will contribute their hints and tips on how to most effectively and efficiently find great potential members for their team.
In other words, Workshop 5b is vital for those who have accepted the 90-day Core-5 challenge.
We encourage people on the challenge to attend Workshop 5 b as often as possible.
Workshop 5b is also great for finding solutions to any problems you may be experiencing.
The other advantage of regularly attending workshop 5b is that you can keep yourself accountable to a group of others with the same goal.
In summary, if you have not yet achieved Core-5, we suggest you accept the 90-day challenge and stick with it until it’s done.
It’s incredible how you can accomplish so much more with the same amount of work when you have a goal.
Achieving Core-5 using the 90-day challenge will increase your expectation that others in your team can use the same tools to achieve the result.
Once you have a duplicatable relationship-based network-building process in place, you can look forward to some great results in network-building and advocacy.