Last week, Rick and I talked about bridges and weights. Rick was sharing his experience as an engineering student with a lesson:
There is a warning signal before any bridge to warn people of carrying limits. For example, if the bridge can carry 100 tonnes of materials, the signal says: Limited to 25 tonnes.
Can you believe how cautious engineers manage risks, monuments, and life? Is a 75% margin acceptable, too much, or incomprehensible?
Guess how many accidents happen on bridges because of overloads...
Unfortunately, I didn't respect LinkedIn's warnings, and my social media presence collapsed for 48 hours.
Here is what happened:
- By the end of April, Rick shared Starting Over, and I was slapped.
- My LinkedIn network was about 7,116 1st-degree contacts, but I was in a slump.
- Rick reminded me that any conversation starts by saying hello, which could be the first step to getting referrals.
- On May 1st, I contacted one, two, three, and soon a hundred people.
- The next three weeks, I didn't stop and surfed a thousand, two thousand, and soon five thousand messages.
- On Friday 18, 432 new conversations were running, and Rick was helping me refine the 1-1 adjustment.
LinkedIn rules are clear: don't use any automation tool.
- What do the police do if you mimic any AI or automation software?
- Was it too much? Too offensive? Too enthusiastic?
- If I knew whom to contact in my network to get referrals...
- If I wasn't in a slump... If I had done it before...
- If there were no 'Ifs'...
- Do you know every person in your network?
- Have you ever said hello to each of your 1st-degree connexions?
- Would you do it if you knew the output? What output? Is there any?