How to remain top-of-mind, with Patrick Ewers

Episode 684

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Patrick Ewers is an executive coach and the founder of Mindmaven, a company that helps professionals generate more opportunities by introducing experience-based relationship management — and — helps them drive growth by increasing their overall mindshare within their network. He was called Silicon Valley’s top relationship management expert by Forbes and was also one of LinkedIn’s earliest team members, where he was responsible for launching and building up “LinkedIn for Groups.”

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • The story of how Patrick ended up at LinkedIn so early in the life of the company
  • The four life themes that came to Patrick while meditating on a Buddhist retreat that led him to starting his business Mindmaven
  • Why what’s common to you isn’t always common for everyone else and why you need to focus on that to deliver greatness to the world
  • Positive alacrity: delivering micro-experiences to others that have a profoundly uplifting impact
  • Why good things happen when you do counterintuitive things (which Patrick learned firsthand when he left LinkedIn)
  • Spending 10-20% of your time to focus on your relationships and how that will dramatically impact your business
  • Why staying top of mind is a great strategy to drive referrals
  • Building a list of 30 people called “legends” and emailing one a day to really build that connection over time
  • The Five Freebies: Five ways to interact with people with who you already have a relationship in a way that you don’t have to think a lot about what you write

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