IT’S NOT WHAT YOU KNOW IT’S WHO YOU KNOW

Sunday, January 8, 2017

How many times have you heard the saying, “it’s not what you know it’s who you know?” I recently read this in a book I am reading. The author was talking about how to get ahead in his business and discussing his contact list. He reasoned that the more people you know the more successful you can become. He then went on to do a little “name dropping.”

People who “name drop” are usually trying to impress you. I know such and such and your reaction is supposed to be, WOW! Most of the time these people do not really know the person they are talking about. Or better yet, the other person does not know them. I once met Mohammed Ali, I had my photograph taken with Al Gore, I rode in an elevator with Bob Hope. Are you impressed? Do you think any of those people know me? Did they tell anyone that they met ME? Of course not! It was cool to have met these people but it didn’t make a difference in my life one way or the other.

The one we need to know already knows us. HE knows all about us, the very thoughts we think, the things we have done, even the number of hairs on our heads. HE made us. HE loves us. Do you know HIM?

You have the book HE wrote but have you read it? You have HIS personal cell phone number (prayer) but do you use it? Is HIS name the name we “drop” when we are trying to impress someone?

In the end, it REALLY is who you know that counts. And, more importantly, it is who knows you.

Have a blessed Sunday!

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  • Gloria
    January 8, 2017

    Well said, Tania. Have a great day.

  • Theresa
    January 8, 2017

    Nice! Such a true message today. Thank you!

  • Lisa
    January 8, 2017

    Very well said!!!!
    Enjoy your SONday.
    Thank you Tania.
    ~Lisa~

  • Sharon
    January 8, 2017

    . So true. Have a great day.

  • Connie k.
    January 8, 2017

    Perfectly said.

  • Caroline
    January 8, 2017

    I love this Tania, have a blessed day too 😘

  • Connie R,
    January 8, 2017

    Amen! You can know all the people in the world but if you don’t know him you are lost. I pray for you today with this message.

  • Debra
    January 8, 2017

    Thank you for this!

  • Christy
    January 8, 2017

    Great post. Have a great day!

  • Michele Keen
    January 8, 2017

    I needed that this morning! Thank you!

  • Glenda Braun
    January 8, 2017

    Such a truth. Have a great day.

  • Audrey
    January 8, 2017

    Great Sunday post. I always look forward to them. Have a blessed day!

  • Gina C
    January 8, 2017

    Great post! I love your posts everyday, but Sunday is always extra special! Thank you! Have a blessed day!

  • JoAnn Moon
    January 8, 2017

    I love your Sunday posts. They are always well written and inspiring.

  • Jacqueline
    January 8, 2017

    Beautiful. Thank you for your insight today.

  • Jo
    January 8, 2017

    Amen! He knows how many hairs are on our head, our every need! Be blessed today! ❤

  • Charlcy Green
    January 8, 2017

    Tania thank you for this! I admire you for sharing Jesus on your blog. Have a wonderful, blessed Sunday!

  • Nancy
    January 8, 2017

    I just had a chat with Gerben about a friend of us who throws a party because he will be 50. He is telling us with proud how many people he had invited. As if that is so important. Half of them are business related. You can’t call them in the middle of the night when you have a problem can you?

  • Linda Jones
    January 8, 2017

    Awesome post!!

  • Jodi Koon
    January 8, 2017

    Tania, you hit the nail on the head with this post. I simply LOVE this one! Very true and right on point—we have know THE MOST IMPORTANT person already! And we have a DIRECT LINE!!! Love it and your posts! Keep writing!!

  • debbiethisandthat@gmail.com
    January 8, 2017

    Love this message. Blessings!

  • Sherri
    January 8, 2017

    YAY!!!! Love this post!!!

  • Terrie
    January 9, 2017

    Great analogy!! Thanks for your bold Sunday testamonies!

  • Lisa K.
    January 9, 2017

    Well said Tania!

  • Joanne Lambert
    January 9, 2017

    Loved your fashion sense! Then it got even better…read Sunday’s blog and you confirmed you’re the real deal!!
    God bless!

  • Susan
    January 9, 2017

    I had my own business for over 10 years and when I went to networking events I did not do what everyone recommended and just get a bunch of business cards. I made a point of having a connected conversation with someone that is a liger term participant. My thought was I was not going to these events to meet clients. I went to meet people who know the people who will become my clients. It takes the air of desperation out of the process.

  • Anita
    January 10, 2017

    Perfect post! Yes I know him ❤

  • Marcia
    January 12, 2017

    So true.

  • Cheryl Reed
    January 30, 2017

    Spot on!! He knows even how many hairs we have on our heads!! 😉He is amazing!!

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