112: Have clarity while building your community with Dave Rebro

About Dave Rebro

His clients have dubbed him the “Technology Therapist.” As an Amazon #1 Bestselling Co-Author of the book “Brilliant Breakthroughs for the Small Business Owner – Fresh Perspectives on Profitability, People, Productivity, and Finding Peace in Your Business.” Dave Rebro's passion is to take a holistic approach to his clients’ technology anxieties, frustrations, and overwhelm, and find solutions that best fit the way they think, learn, and work to help them reach their business and life goals. Dave has 25 plus years of technology knowledge and business workflow experience that have contributed to Dave’s expertise in simplifying technology and making it easier for people to understand and use.

 

How do you organize your network and what does it mean to have a systematic organization to your network? Are there any tools you use? (4:00)

“Well, tools are very important to take action. And these tools need to support you with the actions you're going to take. But let’s step back before the tools…”

 

What do you mean by, “Systematize offline to online relationship building”? (17:00)

“if you create a system, or a plan, that helps you be prepared and be able to process quickly and easily those steps needed to grow nurture and build that community…”

 

Share with us one of your best networking stories (24:00)

“Probably about seven and a half years ago I changed the services that I offered within my business. Before what I am doing now, being the technology therapist, I used to be the contracted computer network service geek that went out and…”

 

What advice do you have for business professionals looking to grow their networks? (30:30)

“Well, one thing I did when I switched from being a contracted techno-geek, ill call myself a geek. Is I had to get out there and I had to develop those relationships. Number one ask, don’t be afraid to ask, people, are so willing to help…”

 

Digital networking or traditional networking? (34:30)

“it comes down to what the purpose is of your networking at that time. If I owned a small brick and mortar shop it might make sense for me to get involved in the community offline. Get out in front of people talk about my store, my products and all that. But say that store is doing great and you really want to expand and increase the awareness of this…”

 

If you could go back 20 years, what would you tell yourself to do more or less of regarding your career? (36:30)

“As I get older I understand the value of experience and I understand the value of knowledge that other people have. And when I started off I wanted to figure it out myself, I wanted to do it myself, I wanted to do everything myself. Figure it out have done doing it…”

 

If you could meet anyone within the 6th degree, who would it be and why? (39:20)

“off the top of my head and this is not going to happen anymore… but I always admired Steve Jobs. And I wish somehow I would have been able to connect with him.”

 

Any final words of advice for our listeners? (44:20)

“don’t ignore your network. Beyond your health, beyond your precious commodity of time, I would say your relationships in your community is probably the third most important commodity in your life.”

 

 

 

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