SOCIAL CAPITAL

Metiege Noel Eve
Posted March 1, 2020 from Cameroon

WORLD PULSE my SOCIAL CAPITAL.

. I joined World Pulse because I am aimed at learning and increasing my social capital in life for present and future expansion in my life and career.

There is something in life called "Social Capital." The people you know; the  people who know you and how they know you. 

Quite unfortunately, people think or behave like social capital is only needed on weddings and burials. That is why you see someone will not have contacted you in ten years but out of the blue they are sending you a message, "Hello so and so, long time. Btw, next Sunday is my pre-wedding. I need your support."!

Social capital is not built overnight; it is reciprocal and does not need money (especially in this virtually connected world) to build. It just needs being sensitive that people have emotions and that you can't sneak into their lives only when you need help.

Social capital is massively important and when built and used correctly, it can make a very big difference to one's quality of life. It can save you money, make you money, get you a better job, make things easier and safer, it can save you from prison, or save your life: it can save you time and effort, and make life more enjoyable and productive.

As we progress through the year, please learn to connect with people in your circles. Check on people, send someone a birthday message, check their timelines and comment something positive and inspirational. Pick your phone and call someone,  or text them. It could be your relative,  your colleague,  your former schoolmate, a former or current boss, your CEO, your parents etc.

Creating a connection with people is important for building your social capital.  That is my special mission on World  pulse so don't be surprised when I reach out to you on Facebook or other social media handles. And even if they don't respond, at least keep in touch and don't just reach out when you are in need.

Most importantly, respect everyone no matter their status in life and be there when others need you. Be a solution, an encouragement and inspiration. Avoid being a leech, a user or nagger. Just be a nice person who in a calculated way stays in touch with people and brings joy, encouragement and hope.

*The most important asset you have in life is not your job, money or title; it's people. Your network is your networth!*

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Tamarack Verrall
Mar 01
Mar 01

Dear Noel,
You have certainly come to the right place to build your social capital through membership in World Pulse. I had never thought of it as social capital but I understand what you mean. It is true that many will be friends only when they need something from you. This is not real friendship. I agree that true friendship is so much deeper. The friendships here on World Pulse are real, giving and receiving, purposeful, generous and loving. We are all responsible for ourselves. Finding true friends along the way is one of the special gifts in life. Welcome to World Pulse.

Metiege Noel Eve
Mar 02
Mar 02

Thanks sister TAM. My few weeks in World Pulse have sincerely increased my Social capital by one or two. The experience at WP group is quite enriching and I hope to sail more here
# in sisterhood.

Jill Langhus
Mar 02
Mar 02

Hello Noel,

What a lovely message and tribute to World Pulse and the wonderful community we have all created here:-) We're very glad to have you as part of our community, dear.

I hope you're doing well, and that you have a good, safe week.

XX

Metiege Noel Eve
Mar 02
Mar 02

Thanks sister. I fell so blessed to be a part of World Pulse. Such a great community of powerful women with so much in sight I hope to tap from and increase my Social Capital
#IN SISTERHOOD #

Jill Langhus
Mar 02
Mar 02

You're welcome, dear. Yes:-)

Hello, Noel,

It is so nice of you to see World Pulse as your network. We are happy you are here. The sisterhood here is real. Yes, it takes time, energy, and effort to build relationships that last. Thank you for sharing!

Metiege Noel Eve
Mar 02
Mar 02

Thanks Karen I am so happy you see things like I do networking builds strong bond
WORLD PULSE is one of such groups with so many quality ladies who are ready to teach those of us willing to learn
# IN SISTERHOOD#
Noel

You are welcome, dear sister!

Anita Shrestha
Mar 02
Mar 02

Dear Noel
Thank you for sharing

Veronica Ngum Ndi
Mar 23
Mar 23

Dear Noel
You Rock and World Pulse Rock too.Keep up the spirit.You surely will go places
Love
Veronica Ngum
Bamenda,Cameroon

Paulina Nayra
Mar 24
Mar 24

I fully agree with you Noel. We have a global social capital with World Pulse. If not of this platform, I wouldn't be able to connect with a sister from Cameroon. Isn't that wonderful.
Take care sis. We are in extraordinary challenging times.
Huggs.
Paulina