David Topus believes the more you talk to people you don’t know, you’ll create more and more opportunities for success.
You gotta hear him out, he knows his stuff! He’s been an executive communications consultant, speaker and trainer for the past 25 years. He’s the author of Talk to Strangers, an entire book about how to turn everyday encounters into life-changing moments.
In our chat he shares the 4 basic beliefs of the networking mindset:
1) You believe that everyone is friendly.
2) You believe you can meet people anywhere.
3) You believe people can enhance your life in some way.
4) You believe you can enhance the lives of others in some way.
Life Skills That Matter In This Episode
- Building community.
How David Works and Thinks
- Wake up time: 6:20 am
- Definition of success: He defines success financially. He says it’s a way to know how you are doing, how you keep score.
- Book recommendation: The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle.
- Regains focus by: Getting on road bike and going for a 15 to 20-mile ride.
- Business goal for next 90-days: Working on a course for fast-track marketing for small businesses owners in June.
“If you want to work for yourself, figure out what you do better than anyone else.”
“When you work for yourself, nothing happens unless you make it happen.”
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others.”
David offers some advice on how to spend a little more time on the offline world developing relationships and a little less time on social media.
1) Face-to-face meetings convey more information between two people then digital interactions.
2) Over the next week, challenge yourself to set up an in-person meeting or a phone call with a few of your Facebook friends.