Mindset Shift: Don’t Try to Network – Start Relationships
A little mental hack that will help with long-term success: focus less on trying to get out and “network” and more on trying to actually start relationships.
Networking: Transactional. One and done. How can I meet people who can get me where I want to be?
Relationship Building: Lasting. Authentic. How can I make new friends where we care about each other and support each other's growth?
Obliviously those positive things are what networking SHOULD be. But this distinction can help you stay focused as you are on your journey.