Are You Giving Your Best To Your Network?

by JOHN MUSCARELLO / Follow Me on Twitter Here

Last weekend my grandma passed away.  I remember telling her that I was starting a blog about 2 months ago. She asked me, “What is your blog going to be about?”  I told her, “It’s going to be about the power of having a strong network, and some other topics that I really have to sit down and figure out.”

About one year ago my grandma was in the critical care unit and was expected to die within the week. When I went to say my final goodbye, my grandma said, “Always remember me in my highest regard.”  Even though my grandma did not die, what she said stuck with me.  The funny thing was I couldn’t think of a time when my grandma wasn’t her best.

My grandma always gave the best advice, asked the best questions, and always was present when you were with her. There was never a time when I came to my grandma for help, and she gave me mediocre advice.  As a result of always giving her best, my grandma had a huge network of friends and everybody loved her.

I have been able to grow my professional and personal network by always giving my best.  Whether it was helping promote a new product, brainstorming ideas on how to connect with customers using social media, or simply just lending a hand when someone was super busy. I know I can help my network even more if I do a better job in two areas that I am currently struggling in:

My Fitness

I am going to lose 65 pounds by my birthday in June 2013.  This will put me in the best shape of my life.  I am going to stop saying that I don’t have time to work out.  I recently read an article called: Why “I Don’t Have Time” Is A Big Fat Lie.  I have decided that not having time to exercise is no longer a valid excuse.  Giving my best to getting healthy will allow me to make better decisions, help me achieve the goals on my Life List, and ultimately give me more energy to help more people.

This Blog  

I have had the URL for over 6 months.  I keep telling myself that I want the blog to be absolutely perfect before I start promoting it.  I am worried that my posts are going to have grammatical errors, since proofreading is something I struggle with.  I am never going to get better though if I don’t practice. I watched a video that my friend Jenny Blake made called: Everyone Starts Somewhere (start it at the 2 minute mark).  I have decided that I am going to give it my best shot and start posting once a week.

The best way to make meaningful connections in life is to always give your best.

Where do you give your best? Where can you improve?

Please share this article with your network if you find it helpful.


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  • Christine L Bowen

    Greetings John,

    First, my condolences to you and your family for the loss of your grandmother. She sounds like an amazing woman who provided you with tremendous insight.

    Congrats on your blog! Your post is most definitely inspiring and I LOVE the name. As a person who is also passionate about networking, I look forward to reading your posts.

    Looking forward!

    • John


      Thank you very much.  She was an amazing women and I miss her very much.  I am glad that you like the name.  If you ever need any advice about networking please do not hesitate to reach out!


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