What do Love Island and LinkedIn have in common?

Ok I admit it.  My current guilty pleasure is watching Love Island 💕

I’ll take it over the ‘B’ word any day.

Watching it recently I was struck with how the 3 basic principles of networking apply to life in the villa and gaining traction.

  1. Be Social – housemates who have come in and adopted a passive approach have not done well. George was booted out for not talking enough and Arabella didn’t socialise. It’s not enough to have a pretty package (think LinkedIn Profile here folks) you need to adopt an active approach for results.
  2. Be Consistent – following a trip to Casa Amor several of the contestants jumped ship leading to a major outcry and a massive loss of trust. Be authentic or you will never generate the essential know, like and trust factor in order to sustain a meaningful relationship.
  3. 80/20 Rule: Be a giver – give back to your network by inspiring, motivating, educating and informing. Amy’s departure speech was a true embodiment of this and in general the people who make it to the finals are giving back to their network consistently.


Are there any tips you could apply? I know I’m not the only one watching 🙃



I’m a LinkedIn Consultant / Trainer and the founder of My Super Connector.

For me ‘connection’ is why we are here. It is what gives purpose and meaning to our lives. We are all connected and in order for authentic and engaging connection to happen, we need to allow ourselves to be seen.

In a nutshell, I help entrepreneurs and professionals to polish up their LinkedIn profiles and connect with finesse in order to achieve career and business success.  I believe that you don’t need to be the loudest in the room to make an impact, you simply need to be effective which is where I come in to help you polish up your existing online profile and help you to shine online.

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