A few weeks ago I saw a post on Facebook from career pro and friend Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter with this image:
I thought this was interesting because for me, 99% of my networking was indeed a waste of time.
I was doing it wrong. I had a sour attitude. I’m sure I repelled people.
It felt like a waste of time. At that time in my life, it was indeed a waste of time.
I needed to fix myself, and my thinking, and my attitude. I needed to learn how to network, and figure out what I was doing wrong.
Reading Never Eat Alone (Ferrazzi) helped. If you have a few minutes, read this Harvard Business Review article: 99% of Networking Is a Waste of Time