On this episode, I chatted with Andrew Moses, master networker and engaging podcaster, about his career journey and the advice he has for young accountants; he shares with us the secrets about networking and building real and sustainable business relationships.
1. NETWORKING IS ABOUT GIVING
Andrew believes in the power of paying it forward; he explains that networking comes down to being a net giver, to constantly giving to others and doing for others in an attempt to secure complex relationships in the business world. Andrew explains that when you focus on what you can give others, and not what they can give you, you open the door to a community of engagement that takes on a life of its own. Some ways to “give” include setting up meetings between two people in your network that may benefit from one another or to refer an article or a book to a colleague who you think would enjoy it. In other words, build rapport with people before you need them.
2. EVERYBODY PULLS THE TARP
It’s not only the name of Andrew’s podcast, but also the title to his personal mantra of always helping the entire team, of going outside the boundaries of your job description to take on whatever tasks are necessary to power the success of those around them. With his podcast, Andrew interviews incredibly successful individuals and discusses their experience pulling the tarp - doing menial tasks not explicitly expected in their job descriptions that help the company as a whole. These stories shed light on the importance of humility, group effort, and bringing all of your energy with you into working and networking.
3. MONITOR YOUR CONTENT DIET
Andrew’s experience interviewing successful people has allowed him to notice patterns in successful individuals’ patterns and habits. One such habit can be coined the content diet; Andrew explains that successful individuals are extremely focused on what they read, what they listen to, and who they hang out with, ensuring that they are consistently surrounding themselves with content that supports their objectives. Think about your content diet and make sure that you’re only feeding yourself things that help you reach your goals!
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💬 About our guest, Andrew Moses: Andrew Moses is vice president of Morgan-Franklin, a management advisory firm that works with leading businesses and government to address complex and transformational finance, technology, and business objectives.Andrew is also the host of the weekly podcast, “everybody pulls the tarp,” which features thought-provoking conversations with Olympians, pro athletes, CEO’s, elite coaches, bestselling authors, and other high-performers on his journey to uncover their secrets to success. He’s a proud Penn State alum and became the youngest alumni to ever win the alumni volunteer of the year award. Each week Andrew talks to Olympians, pro athletes, CEOs, elite coaches, bestselling authors, and other high-performers to uncover their secrets to success on his podcast Everybody Pulls The Tarp.
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