Over-Investing in Networking

The ways in which you can participate one-to-many are endless

In the Raise Your Visibility & Value model, it is assumed that there are an infinite number of ways to participate with a purpose. Of them, networking is just one. Recall that networking is the number one activity on which individuals looking for a job and individuals focused on business development should focus.

Over-investing in networking

Networking is just one of many activities for employed business professionals, and this is where you and your employed colleagues get stuck. You over-invest in networking because this is where all of your colleagues and all of the articles tell you to focus. Yet, as an employed business professional, there are so many other activities that exist which can help you achieve your goals faster and more effectively.

How to participate with a purpose

When you think about participating with a purpose, consider organizing your activities into the following categories:

  • Contribute
  • Engage
  • Attend
  • Lead

We’ll look at examples of each next time.

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