We all know that anything that’s not used, gets flabby. This applies to your body, attitude, and your LinkedIn account.
With over 150,000,000 LinkedIn users, the average user being over 40 years old, and the average user earning over $100,000, can you really afford to let your LinkedIn utilization become flabby? This is an extremely desirable group of folks to network with.
Just like you should do some exercise every day, you should spend 15 minutes on LinkedIn every day.
Before you check your email in the morning, spend 15 minutes on LinkedIn seeing what’s happening with your network connections. Who’s got a new job, who has posted a new Profile picture, who has just received a Recommendation from someone?
There are so many ways to stay in touch with your connections and to add value and appreciation to their lives.
When we don’t exercise, it shows. And when we don’t flex our LinkedIn muscles, it shows too. It shows by being out of work for a long time, lack of referrals, a hardening of the attitudes and lots of other signs that you’re surviving but not really living.
Please feel free to send me a LinkedIn connection request. I have over 20,000,000 LinkedIn connections, and when I accept your invitation it will add between 3,000,000 and 5,000,000 connections to your account. Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanza, Joyous Hanukkah, and Glorious Festivus. Festivus is for the Seinfeld fans.
Get in shape, baby.