So, here I sit, wondering what I should post about. I am headed off for RT booklovers convention tomorrow, and the first thing that popped into my mind is the importance of networking.
Look, it’s simple. You never know. Period. You just don’t.
The next person you meet could be your next boss, or business partner, or babysitter, or best friend.
In my work and my husband’s work, networking can make the difference between a door opening and a door closing.
And it doesn’t have to be hard. It doesn’t mean you have to run around, collecting business cards, and memorizing faces and names. It means, you have to be willing to be open. Talk to people, even if it is just a few.
I am an extrovert, so this is my happy space…being in other people’s bubbles. LOL!
But, I know for many, this is hell. Plain and simple.
So instead of pressuring yourself with twenty new ‘friends’ by the end of the night. Commit to making three…in a weekend or a week–talk to people, listen to conversations, observe body language, then when you see a person who ‘feels’ right, who seems to speak your language…put your efforts into them. Engage them in conversation, exchange communications, and make friends. Slowly but surely you will build a solid networking community that just might take your dreams right out of this world.
You just never know.
So, be open. Put yourself out there.
And this next week, while I’m in Vegas (of all places) I’ll be open and put myself out there, too.
But do me a favor. Pray that I make it home all in one piece! LOL!