Our lives and our businesses are defined by our connections. Think about what that looks like in real life. Maybe a friend introduced you to your significant other. A neighbor mentioned a potential business lead that turned out to be your biggest client. The stranger you started chatting with at the airport ended up being your best employee. Relationships translate into opportunities.
“One of the very first things I do every day is network. I have a cup of coffee first, read my relentless vision and then I decide who I am going to network with.”
— Meridith Elliott Powel
From that standpoint, think about networking as a lifestyle rather than a task. It’s not a single event. It’s something professionals should do every day as part of their normal operating procedures.