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Episode 137: Networking for Systems Change with Josh Prieto

em & josh organizational management Sep 16, 2023
Josh Prieto on the Seeds of Tao Podcast discussing networking for systems change


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In Episode 137 of the Seeds of Tao Podcast, we dive into the fascinating world of networking and its profound significance for systems change. Join us as we explore why networking matters, not only for personal and organizational growth but also for the well-being of our communities and the planet. Discover the key ingredients that make networking work for some and not for others, unveiling the powerful role of charity, humility, and shared goals. Get ready to harness the art of networking to drive regeneration in your work and make meaningful connections that pave the way for positive change. Tune in and let's cultivate connections that transform our world! 🌱🌏


Show Notes:

    1. Introduction and welcome
    2. Here’s what we are going to be talking about
      1. Networking
        1. Why it’s important
        2. Why does it work for some and not others?
        3. How do we use networking in the work of regeneration?
    3. Why it’s important
      1. For you personally
        1. No one is alone, we are all connected
        2. Entrepreneurs need to understand this more than anyone else
        3. Helps us to improve our ideas
        4. Take action on them
        5. And apply feedback
        6. It’s where we find traction, understand the needs, and observe patterns
      2. For your organization
      3. For your community
      4. For the planet
      5. For the future
    4. Why it works for some and not for others
      1. When it doesn’t work
        1. When there is greed
          1. Keeping score
          2. Looking at people as dollar signs and trophies
          3. When you don’t want to owe someone
        2. When there is pride
          1. Not being vulnerable enough to express a need or open up about a challenge
          2. Thinking you're bigger than the other person
          3. Talk too much about themselves
        3. When their is no purpose
          1. Not having a clear goal and purpose for networking
          2. Not putting in the work to make your goal meaningful to others
          3. Not understanding the goals and purpose of others
      2. When it does work
        1. When their is charity
          1. People give without asking for something in return
          2. People make themselves useful
          3. People take them up on the offer
        2. When their is humility
          1. People share the good, bad, and ugly
          2. People keep a beginner’s mind
          3. People easily connect and relate to you
        3. When there is a shared goal
          1. People feel they can contribute
          2. People feel accomplished
          3. People feel understood
      3. Summary
        1. It works when…
          1. There is charity, humility, and a common goal
        2. It doesn’t work when…
          1. There is greed, pride, and no purpose
    5. How do we use networking in the work of regeneration?
      1. Start with your purpose and a goal
      2. Make and keep list of people who could help you accomplish that goal
      3. Learn the goals of those on your list
      4. Get out there and connect with others
      5. Be of value
    6. Some helpful resources
      1. RegenBEN Map
      2. RegenBEN Community
      3. Regeneration Pollination
      4. Seeds of Tao Incubation

Host Bio:

Joshua Prieto - LinkedIn Profile

Josh is the Co-Founder and Director of the Seeds of Tao learning platform for regenerative entrepreneurs. He has over 10 years of experience creating, building, and operating startup solutions alongside entrepreneurs of all shapes and sizes. That experience has shown him that entrepreneurs have the biggest role to play in the Anthropocene as we either create the solutions for, or become the root problem of, our people, planet, and future. Josh now co-creates educational programs that disrupt the current way our entrepreneurs learn. His holistically designed educational programs empower entrepreneurs to stop chasing “silver-bullet” solutions and start designing solutions that use regenerative systems.