This week’s book review is The Connection Algorithm by Jesse Tevelow.
Tevelow explains how important it is for each of us to expand our networks. Establishing a solid network will allow our personal growth to expand exponentially because we will be able to leverage the experience and contacts of the people in our network. One of the best ways to expand your network is to establish connections with people that he calls Connectors – “thought leaders, experts and influence in a given discipline or range of disciplines.”
My takeaway from this book is Tevelow’s formula for personal growth:
“…your personal growth is proportional to the number of risks you take plus the number of relationships you build.” Jesse Tevelow
It is probably safe to say that most people want to improve their “lot in life” in some way. Whether it is a new house, new car, new clothes, more money, different city, different country, different career, different business or a million other motivators, most people have some sort of drive for personal growth and improvement.
What many people don’t realize is that the likelihood for success of this drive for personal growth is directly proportional to risks you take and the relationships you make. If you want to grow, you must always be pushing boundaries – taking a risk or building relationships or both.