By Corinne Jameson-Kuehl, RDH, Owner

It’s that time of year where everyone is making goals and excited about achieving them. Statistics show within 6 months of the new year, only 9% of those who make resolutions actually stick to the goals they make.

Many of us start the year off strong with goals to make new and better business connections. We look to align ourselves with businesses that share similar philosophies and modes of action. It makes sense to be attracted to growth-minded people that will drive business and assist potential mutual clients to success. What doesn’t make sense is when individuals want to connect for the purpose of pushing their home-based business product, or for the self-serving goal of gaining your hard-earned network list.

It is wise to approach any new business connection invitation with the following cautions:

1. What is the mutual purpose of making this connection?

2. Will this new connection take away time and energy from my vision and values of what?

3. goals I am looking to accomplish?

If there is any doubt on the intention of the new connection, simply ask them why they would like to connect with you. This question will help you make an efficient and advantageous decision immediately.