Save Your Life
Can networking save your life – or that of
someone close to you? Oh Yes!
My father was diagnosed with prostate cancer. His doctor missed the early signs of cancer and then was
slow in reacting. Fortunately my father asked me for help and did some of his own checking. We both did some
I mentioned my concern about the prostate cancer to a long time business colleague. She made some calls and a few
days later gave me the name of a surgeon that was known as one of the best.
At the same time my father asked around his fitness club and learned of a retired physician who had survived
prostate cancer. The retired physician gave him the name of the surgeon who operated on him – and added that he
considered this surgeon to be the best.
The same name came up twice from two separate networking relationships. That demonstrates that networks are
The bottom line – my father was able to arrange for a referral and quick surgery, and has survived the cancer. If
my father had endured the ‘normal’ channels, it is questionable that he would still be alive.
Networking is not just about business. Networking is about connecting people who can help each
other. Networking is about helping you make the right connections to get to the next step.
The more people you have in your network the more successful you will be in whatever you choose
to do. And perhaps - the longer you will live.
© George Torok is the author of “Your Guide to Networking Success”. He is
the co-author of the national bestseller, “Secrets of Power Marketing”, the first guide to personal marketing
for the non-marketer. As host of the weekly radio show he has interviewed over 400 business leaders. Order
your copy of “Your Guide to Networking Success” at http://www.business-networking-tips.net/