So as I was able to catch part of the Charlie Sheen interview yesterday on The Today Show. I have to say that he looks like he has been through the ringer and the interview was, basically, him telling some things about how he will be doing a year from now.
One of the things you have to do as a RockStar is to be willing to do bizarre things that get attention. For a star like Charlie Sheen it worked; all of America was watching his meltdown last year. He is now working to get his life back together with a new show. To do that, one thing he is doing is appearing on a respected show, like The Today Show.
When I started this week’s theme about RockStar networking, it was to share how we need to think of building our networks outside the box. While we are wrapping up this week, I hope that you were able to get some ideas on how you should take your ideas to meet new people.
In life, you are going to have some bad moments; when you go to build your network of people you are going to make mistakes, just like anything else in life. Charlie Sheen made a few mistakes last year. To get back on track from any mistake you make, you get up, dust yourself off and start over again.
It’s a known fact that your path to success in anything is going to have some screw ups, some mistakes, some OMG moments. In our coaching process, we tell people all the time we are going to encourage you to let the screw-ups happen. In our process you will screw up, have fun doing it, learn from what happened, and become successful.
While I was not a big fan of Charlie Sheen’s public meltdown last year, it is a perfect example to give in any process. We are going to screw up and sometimes it’s going to make national headlines. Of course, another famous RockStar, Gene Simmons, would say any publicity is good publicity. Start to use your screw ups to make a success out of your life.
If you have made these great mistakes that we talked about this week in networking, well it’s time to get back up dust off and make a new run at it. Yes the first few steps are tough when you have failed; they get easier with the more steps you take.
I started this week to discuss the ideas how at the event in LA I was able to meet so many people, by taking a different approach of just being friendly. In the Bible, it says if you want friends show yourself friendly. So I reached out and made new friends. That made a huge difference in what I learned at that conference I felt everyone was a friend. That is a great feeling when you walk into a room with 400 other strangers.
So you make the screw up of always jumping to your sales pitch instead of just introducing yourself and making friends. I make friends and use my friendships to help them whenever I can. While I’m not a social media expert I get invited to speak on those who are social media expert’s stages. Why I choose to be their friend and add value to their message. It was great to be asked my friend Carol McManus the LinkedIn Lady radio show in a chat to call in yesterday to share a point that related to what she was discussing. I was not a social media comment I made but it was able to help in her discussion. That is what networking was about helping other people. I am always glad to help others, so I’m asked to come back more than most as I’m there to help.
We started this post talking about Charlie Sheen, while watching his changes and the things he is working to change as his life is now getting better. He said on the interview yesterday with Matt, he did not have those people close that could have helped him to stop.
Networking is about friends and if Charlie had close friends like we need to be in networking, how could that have changed the outcome of his situation last year? What friends are you going to get closer to? How are you going to help your friends so when you are about to have a meltdown or screw up they jump to help you? It’s been a great week of great topics and great feedback both online and off about this theme.