I hate networking. Maybe you do, too. The good news is that there is another way.
My best tip for networking is this: serve people.
In a world of self-centeredness that is obsessed with personal celebrity, we need more humility and generosity. We don’t need more “rock stars.” We need more servants.
It may be the only thing that can save us from ourselves.
Everyone in the world wants to connect. We attend events and pay big money for this type of thing. We want to meet others that will help us in accomplishing our dreams. There’s just one problem…
Most people are doing it all wrong.
Yesterday, I shared my secret to influencing people, which basically had to do with having the courage to ask. However, I’m afraid that I wasn’t very clear. What I meant was that you should ask permission.
You don’t propose marriage on the first date, and likewise, you don’t ask a stranger for a huge favor. Instead you woo the person, building a relationship over time.