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Neurons, Necessary, & Networks


"Neurons that fire together, wire together." -Donald Hebb

Did you know that the human brain contains almost 90 billion neurons? And each of those neurons is connected to each other via billions more synapses and dendrites. Taken as a whole, they make up your neural network, which uses electrical impulses and chemical signals to transmit information both between different areas of the brain and between the brain and the rest of the nervous system. Everything we think and feel and do would be impossible without the work of neurons and their support cells. (Thank you National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for writing that summary for me) The intricate design and function of the human brain is a perfect analogy for our personal networks. Both are necessary, both are interdependent, and both help us operate at a high level. When functioning optimally, our brains, neurons, and synapses are firing to support our physical and mental well-being. Similarly, when your personal & professional network is functioning optimally, your relationships are “firing” to support your professional well being. In both cases, you are responsible for making sure the network is healthy and well cared for. I invite you to listen to Episode 3 of Consultant Conversations, where Jason Boaz, Todd Smith, Mike Mueller, and I discuss how to best leverage your professional networks when trying to “Land the Job”. You can find it on your favorite podcast platforms:


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We'd also welcome the opportunity to have you submit topics for the four of us to bounce around over a good cup of coffee. I can't wait to hear what you have in mind.

"Firing" with you,

-ks

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