Let me give you an example - a couple of months ago I connected with a guy on LinkedIn called Warren Rodwell.
When we first connected my interest was quite piqued because Warren's LinkedIn bio stated that he was an "International Adventurer/Speaker", so I was most interested in finding out more about him and his adventures because I am a firm believer that the more you learn about different cultures and the experiences people have had around the world, the more opportunities present themselves to you.
After some brief exchanges on LinkedIn I asked Warren if he would be interested in joining BookPals Business XLerator because I suspected that he would be able to provide other XLerator members with a wealth of knowledge from his experiences.
How right I was!!!!
When Warren first joined XLerator the first thing I noticed was the brief "bio" he provided which read -
The Longest Held Australian Captive Outside War
The "Old Soldier" in me immediately "came out of retirement!!" (I was in the Army back in the 1980's) when I read this and I just had to know more.
Well, I must say that Warren's story is the "stuff" that Hollywood movies are made of - if you check out the image at the top of this post you will start to get an idea of what happened to Warren and as far as I'm concerned, to say what he went through is awe inspiring is an understatement.
I have to say, though, that there is much - MUCH - more to Warren than this one event and since he has been inside XLerator we have been having a wonderful discussion on things like effective communication, interacting with others and numerous other "business gems" that can really help you drive your business forward.
The information Warren has been sharing with the XLerator community has been so good that I asked him to have a chat with me on BookPals Business Sanity - our chat is still some weeks off yet, but I must say that when you listen to it you will gain a much better appreciation of what you should be thinking about if you decide to expand your business into overseas regions.
While you're waiting for this episode to launch, come into the XLerator community, check out the discussion I am having with Warren and say hi to him - he is an absolute pleasure to interact with and he has a wealth of knowledge that I know will help you and your business.
Come into XLerator and meet Warren - you won't be disappointed.