Benefits of habit “Make connections on Facebook or LinkedIn”

✓ Maintains long-distance relationships
✓ Helps keep in touch with more people
✓ Reminds friends and business associates about you
✓ Expands network of people

First step:

Once a week


1. This week connect with 1 suggested person on either LinkedIn or Facebook. If you have a person in mind you want to connect to, do so.
2. Next week do it twice.
3. Keep increasing until you feel happy with results.

Helpful tips to make it a habit:

✓ Same time is key. Set yourself up a regular time to spend on social networks productively. To make it a habit easier, make it the same time.
✓ Trigger your mind. Have a note with Facebook and LinkedIn logos always somewhere visible so you wouldn’t’ forget to log in every day.
✓ Let the app help. For scheduled browsing, set a reminder on this app. You may also track the progress of your new habit by marking out the days you missed social networks on the calendar.
✓ Reward yourself. Once you’ve gone two weeks of successfully expanding your social network, make sure to mark the occasion by meeting up with some of the people you’ve met. If it’s possible, organize a meet-up between people that don’t know each other but could benefit by meeting through you.

Tips for beginners:

✓ Be throughout. Once you sat down to look for people to connect to, first check out the suggestions list. The social network might know who you need to keep in touch with better than you. Take advantage of the technology.
✓ Be available. Inviting someone to connect is a good first step, but don’t forget to chat with them from time to time. Both Facebook and LinkedIn can help you keep in touch with people, but it also requires work. Don’t stop with invitations.