Core-5 is the key to exponentially and sustainably growing your team.
The key points to remember about Core-5 are
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.
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