Business is all based on relationships and networking. While one person could be overqualified and have all of the skills necessary for a position, another person who is connected with the right people at a company are far likelier to get the position. The same is true for entrepreneurship, as any successful partnership in the industry is founded based on a personal relationship. Chris Diaz, a brand strategies, entrepreneur, and master relationship builder, is hyper aware of this concept. As he develops professional relationships with influencers, business owners, fellow entrepreneurs, he also seeks to get to know his peers on a personal level and find value for them rather than just profiting off of a relationship and dropping it immediately after.
Chris always looks for what’s in it for the person every time he gets introduced. His mind immediately goes to how he can provide value and how he can empower that individual. In result, he helps others grow their business, overcome limiting beliefs, and getting them one step closer to their goals. This way, Chris doesn’t even have to worry about getting value out of the relationship, as the natural connections he builds lead to partnerships that have synergy and create true success for them.
His relationship building has paid off in a massive way. Today, he has made a career of tapping into his network of 100M+ people filled with entrepreneurs, athletes, and influencers to help people grow their brand and expand it effectively to target the correct audience. Chris’ next venture is scaling his marketing agency, & his vast influential network will be able to connect him with the people necessary to get the ball rolling towards a successful company right off the bat.
Before he had an influential presence on Instagram, Chris Diaz was lost and seeking a passion. He dealt with a deep case of depression, and made the decision to turn his life around once and for all in order to follow his passion for empowering others and helping them step into their power . Deciding to grow on Instagram was a direct result of Chris trying to help people, as he found Instagram as the best platform to reach and inspire the most people. He put his head down and networked, learned the unique branding skills and strategies for growth, and connect with fellow entrepreneurs so he could be in a position to influence people by the masses by sharing his authentic self and his transformation that changed his life.
He has put in the time required to grow a personal brand, and he says that simply putting in the time day in and day out will ultimately bring you one step closer to success. Constantly connecting with industry leaders, engaging with loyal followers, creating value driven content, and engaging with many others one the same mission requires a lot of invested time. Chris can’t stress enough how important a personal brand is in today’s digital age, and how Instagram can be leveraged to your advantage for business. He advises anyone to invest time and money into yourself and your brand, learn how to start an online business, and make a digital footprint as soon as possible. Even Chris isn’t complacent with his brand, as he is constantly staying on top of his page, his content, and always providing value to his followers.
What differentiates Chris from other entrepreneurs is his view on failure. Rather than taking a loss and dwelling on it and hindering his future performance, he takes them in stride and learns for the future. The most valuable lessons are direct results of failures, because failing provides direct feedback on what to do in the next situation. Chris, along with any successful entrepreneur, has failed countless times. What really counts is finding how to utilize failures to gain the knowledge required to get to where you want to be, as Chris has been able to do time and time again.