Dunbar’s Law and the Art of Heart-Centered Networking

You know we’re all about defying the mainstream, so today, we will dive into a fascinating concept that will help you optimize your networking game. It’s time to explore Dunbar’s Law and see how it can propel your heart-centred business to new heights.
But first, let’s clarify: We’re not just talking about networking in the old-school, sleazy, business-card-swapping sense. No, we’re talking about authentic, heart-centred connections that elevate you and your business.

Let’s dive in, Rebels!

Unravelling Dunbar’s Law:

Dunbar’s Law, proposed by British anthropologist Robin Dunbar, states that humans can maintain stable social relationships with only about 150 people at a time. This number, known as the Dunbar Number, stems from the idea that our brains have a cognitive limit on the number of relationships we can effectively nurture.

What does this have to do with networking? Everything!

Networking the Rebel Heart Way:

Instead of trying to amass thousands of superficial contacts, Dunbar’s Law nudges us to prioritize quality over quantity. This aligns perfectly with our Rebel values of integrity, freedom, and authentic connections.


Here are some ways to make the most of Dunbar’s Law while networking:

  1. Be Intentional: Choose the relationships that truly matter and add value to your life and business. Focus on connecting with like-minded individuals who share your values and understand the heart-centred approach to entrepreneurship.
  2. Foster Authentic Connections: Go beyond exchanging business cards and LinkedIn connections. Get to know people on a deeper level and create genuine relationships that can withstand the test of time.
  3. Collaborate and Support: Embrace the power of collaboration and uplift your fellow Rebels. Share your skills, knowledge, and resources to help one another succeed. Remember, we rise together.
  4. Prioritize Nurturing Connections: Regularly engaging with your contacts will keep your network tight and meaningful. Reach out, offer support, or share a kind word. Make it a point to show up for those who matter.

Embracing Dunbar’s Law as a Valid Marketing Strategy:

Rebel Hearts, it’s time to let go of the misconception that marketing is all about cold, hard numbers. Instead, understanding and embracing Dunbar’s Law can create a marketing approach centring around genuine, heart-driven connections.

By focusing on quality relationships, you’ll build a strong network and create a ripple effect of positive impact. Remember, a tight-knit community of loyal supporters can be your most powerful marketing tool.

Final Thoughts:

Rebels, don’t be afraid to defy the mainstream norms and embrace the power of Dunbar’s Law in your networking journey. Focusing on quality relationships will create a heart-centred network that empowers you, your business, and your community. ¬†You don’t have to worry about technology and ridiculous lead funnels. Trust that the natural ways we have supported and fostered relationships for millennia still works. Remember, we are here for a satisfying abundant experience, with real relationships that satisfy the soul. Lean into this, enjoy each others company and collaborate with joy, the rest will take care of itself.

Now, go out there and connect with purpose, you Rebel Hearts!

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