D. Scott Smith teaches us how to create and enhance human connections by intentionally listening to other people's stories.
Take away: Networking is about building human relations.
Action step: Download your LinkedIn Profile and see who your connections are.
Money Learnings: Scott didn't learn a lot about money growing up. He grew up with the mindset of your kids should do better than you do. He learned that education was the key to success.
Bio: D. Scott Smith is a collaborator sitting in the junction of strategy and execution. He is known as a Motivational Listener. Scott is a speaker, coach, and mentor who will inspire and motivate you. He works with businesses and individuals across the county.
Scott is the author of two books: “Motivational Listener: Be Interesting by Being Interested. Practical Skills to Be Successful at Business Networking Events” and “Threnody: 19th Century Sensibility Proves People Have Not Changed”.
Prior to becoming a full-on entrepreneur, Scott worked in large and small companies in leadership roles which include CEO, COO, and General Manager. He has lived and breathed financial services, agriculture, and manufacturing. Scott is involved with joint ventures because he believes in the power of networking. He speaks on being a Motivational Listener (business networking), Leadership, and Intentional Change.
Business Networking is essential for business and careers – but what do you actually do at events? How do you connect with a stranger? Scott teaches a science-based method to quickly and confidently build a network of advocates. He has an online course, book, and works with individuals to learn to become Motivational Listeners.
The changing nature of education.
Employers want you to be dependent on them.
85% of jobs are never posted.
The power of networking.
Our brain uses 20% of our daily calories.
The fear of irrelevancy.
How to manage your network.
Additional Project for Human Connection:
Richer Soul Life Beyond Money. You got rich, now what? Let’s talk about your journey to more a purposeful, intentional, amazing life. Where are you going to go and how are you going to get there? Let’s figure that out together. At the core is the financial well being to be able to do what you want, when you want, how you want. It’s about personal freedom!
Thanks for listening!
Any financial advice is for educational purposes only and you should consult with an expert for your specific needs.