You may not have known this, but at Contact Mapping, we have a "leaderboard". We have a handful of metrics that we monitor to see how active our community is in using the system so we can learn and better serve you. One of those metrics we track is the number of notes created in the app per user. For that one, our community member Sharyle Parco is winning the race by a landslide.
Since signing up for Contact Mapping in July, she has created 6,776 notes on her contacts. That is almost 35 notes every single day since the day she installed the app.
Sharyle was someone who was proactive about organizing herself before finding Contact Mapping, but moving over to the app took her to a new level. As she said when we talked, "I couldn't do as many follow-ups or add 25 people a day if I didn't have the app...I literally use it every day, all day long."
Whether you are a machine like Sharyle or just getting started in networking, Contact Mapping can help you to play bigger. It allows you to build and maintain relationships at scale.
And if you truly are using relationships to positively impact those around you, the bigger you play means the more lives you can touch!
The Magic of Thinking Big
“Big people monopolize the listening. Small people monopolize the talking.”
In his 1959 classic book, "The Magic of Thinking Big," David Schwartz presses the value and importance of thinking bigger across every facet of life.
The book is focused on every aspect of achieving great results, and yet a surprising amount of his focus is specifically on building strong relationships. Here are a few more of the best quotes:
“We are lifted to higher levels by those who know us as likable, personable individuals. Every friend you make lifts you just one notch higher. And being likeable makes you lighter to lift. Successful people follow a plan for liking people.”
“People do more for you when you make them feel important.”
“Take the initiative in building friendships-leaders always do. The most important person present is the one person most active in introducing himself.”
“Make it a rule to let others know you appreciate what they do for you. Never, never let anyone feel he is taken for granted. A person whether he is garbage collector or company vice president, is important to you. Treating someone as second-class never gets you first-class results.”
“Practice calling people by their names. People like to be called by name. It gives everyone a boost to be addressed by name.”
“Don’t be a conversation hog. Listen, win friends, and learn.”
To be able to lead or perform at the highest level, relationships are essential. The most accomplished leaders in virtually any field will spend a greater proportion of their time invested in caring for relationships than those they lead, not a lesser one.
Building great relationship management skills and habits today is a foundation that will allow you to achieve more in the future.
Quotes from The Magic of Thinking Big by Dr. David J. Schwartz
Hat tip to Dan Ramirez for his great compilation of quotes from the book.