How Bodybuilding Can Help You Network!

In fact, there is a reason social networking has grown like wildfire. Networking is powerful stuff. Find out how bodybuilding and networking can help you.

Article Summary:
  • Networking can help you find a new job, significant other, and friends and colleagues.
  • Who you meet and interact with can make a difference in many areas of your life.
  • Where you train is one of the best places to network, so don't be shy in your gym.

Relationships matter. Networking can help you find a new job, significant other, and friends and colleagues in the same industry.

It can also direct you to the right personal trainer, sports nutritionist, dentist, doctor or other health professional. Networking can even help you find what you are looking for at a better price - whether it's a car or pair of jeans.

Networking Can Help You Find A New Job, Significant Other, And Friends And Colleagues In The Same Industry.
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Networking Can Help You Find A New Job, Significant Other,
And Friends And Colleagues In The Same Industry.

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What Is Networking?
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Though many think of networking in the business world, there are many other areas of your life where networking can help you. In fact, there is a reason social networking has grown like wildfire. Networking is powerful stuff.

Who you meet and interact with can make a difference in many areas of your life. Simply paying attention to your tweets can alert you to a massive traffic problem in your city or a major sale. And, the forums on Bodybuilding.com provide great advice from your peers.

A few of the areas of your life where networking can make a difference:

  • Career
  • Social life
  • Significant other
  • Personal possessions (deals, sales, finding the best product)
  • Bodybuilding, Physique
  • Health
  • Parenting

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How Bodybuilding Can Help You Network
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  • Bodybuilders Have Something In Common: Where you train is one of the best places to network. Think about it - it's pretty easy to start up a conversation with someone at a gym. Just ask them if they think "insert exercise here" is better than other similar exercises for the body part they are working. You see the same people day after day and everyone there is working toward a better body and greater health.
  • Bodybuilders Seek Information: Bodybuilders continually seek up to date information on training and nutrition to help them build a better body. When you enhance your searching skills you uncover dozens of other things that can help you.
  • Bodybuilders Are Goal-Driven: Goal driven, healthy people tend to hang out with one another. By spending your time with other individuals who set out to achieve changes in various areas of their life, this will rub off on you too.
  • Bodybuilders Are Positive: People who exercise tend to be happier and more positive than those who do not. In addition, studies show positive changes in psychosocial characteristics among people who start exercise programs.
  • Bodybuilding Helps You Focus: There are times it's hard to put your nose to the grindstone and work on your resume or even think about looking for how you can improve a certain area of your life. But, bodybuilding provides a much-needed break that can help you distress, decompress and get back to work once you are done with your workout.

Where You Train Is One Of The Best Places To Network.
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Where You Train Is One Of
The Best Places To Network.

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Additional Tips To Help You Network:
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  • Use Your Social Networks: There are social networks all around you and you can build them easily with online social networking sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook.
  • Join Professional Organizations In Your Area And Get Active: These organizations can be job based (meeting planners associations for instance) or more general (women's networking clubs, African American business association, golf leagues).
  • Go To Conferences: Many professions have options where you can earn continuing education credits on line. By doing this, you are learning but you will not be networking. Go to as many different conferences in your specific area of work as you can. And when you do, don't hole yourself up in your hotel room. Get out there and talk to people.
  • Find A Mentor: Some organizations have official mentor programs. If you aren't aware of such a program in the area you would like to be mentored in, ask someone you admire if they will help you.
  • Work On Relationship Building: Once you've met someone that you want to align with, the relationship doesn't stop there. Keep in touch with this person. Follow up with them regularly.
TOP RATED SOCIAL NETWORKING WEBSITES

Twitter: Twitter is a rich source of instant information. Stay updated. Keep others updated. It's a whole thing.

Facebook: Facebook is a social networking website where users can add friends and send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves. Additionally, users can join networks organized by workplace, school, or college.

MySpace: MySpace is a social networking website. Find friends and classmates, meet new people, listen to free music and build playlists, share photos, watch videos, start a blog, read celebrity news, get cool apps, free IM and more.

LinkedIn: LinkedIn strengthens and extends your existing network of trusted contacts. LinkedIn is a networking tool that helps you discover inside connections to recommended job candidates, industry experts and business partners.

Bebo: Bebo provides an open, engaging, and fun environment that empowers a new generation to discover, connect and express themselves.

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Conclusion
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Networking can make a tremendous difference in your life. And, bodybuilding can help by putting you in a community of people to interact with and encouraging the development of skills that will enhance your future networks.

Networking Can Make A Tremendous Difference In Your Life.
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Networking Can Make A Tremendous
Difference In Your Life.

About The Author:

Marie Spano is a leading authority on translating the latest nutrition and exercise science research into real life applications. Ms. Spano has also helped Olympic athletes, NFL-bound athletes and Fortune 500 executives enhance their health and performance through sound nutrition practices. She is a regular contributor to Bodybuilding.com. For more information see: http://www.mariespano.com/.

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