Tuesday, 6 October 2009
The Law Of The Few..
Here is my detailed mind map of the chapter 'Law Of The Few'. I will probably now forever be spotting Connectors, Mavens and Salesmen everywhere I go . . :) Which is probably a good thing since Jewellery Design = finding other Jewellers to chat to/get inspiration from. Networking, observing other people's work; I need some kind of social/networking group in my life I feel, haha. This blog may come in useful. .
After studying this chapter I believe that the main reason that makes a Connector what they are, is confidence. A great thirst for socialising, a love for people, a huge amount of energy and confidence. I've never understood the few people who seem to have an endless supply of this. How do they do it, do they say to themselves everyday YOU ARE CONFIDENT, go and meet at least 10 people you don't know, get chatting to them and make a new circle of aquiantances/friends? Although Roger Horchow in the book is discribed as a natural collector of names and just enjoys getting to know everyone, literally everyone and collects their information like stamps. So...not quite normal social behaviour, and maybe not confidence in this case but just a natural skill for talking to people.
I know maybe two definite Connectors quite well, and I've got to say, they're confident....friendly...loud...full of energy.... *trails off* :)