Daily Growth Tip:
Use the "Dream 100" strategy
to connect with influencers
If you're only 6 degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon, connecting with thought leaders within your own niche should be a cinch. Using the Dream 100 strategy, you can get connections from your contacts.
The "Dream 100" strategy, as Joe Fier of The Hustle and Flowchart Podcast refers to it, has been critical to the growth of his network. The concept is straightforward. Make a Google Sheet with a list of 100 people you'd like to connect with — both low-hanging fruit and long shots. Explain what the sheet is for, who you are, and the best way to connect at the top. As an example, consider Joe's list. Then, from your signature in Gmail or Google Workspace, link to the sheet. According to Joe's link, "Our top 100 wish list. Do you know anyone?" Now, the first email you send someone will prominently display a preview of the sheet. And because it appears to be an attachment, the recipient is likely to open it. Every week, between two and four people try to connect Joe with someone on the list.