January 26, 2016
Building Your Network Is a Two-Way Street
The first month of the New Year is an excellent time to meet new professionals or to reconnect with those individuals we have helped or who have assisted us. During January and February, I will find room in my calendar for at least two dozen meetings over coffee, lunches, or happy hours.
I might be one of the luckiest guys alive or the biggest sucker for meeting new people, hearing their personal and professional stories, and trying to see how I might lend a hand. I have been doing this for decades, and I think it is the “curiosity” of being a former news reporter and Congressional staffer.
These networking/mentoring sessions have made me a smarter, richer person. More times than not, I receive far more than I offer.