In the end, my search to understand this thing called networking brought me to a point at which I never would have seen – developing a peer-to-peer business development and networking group called IGNITE. Below are some of the networking tips I’ve learned over the past 12 years and I hope they serve you well and lessen your networking learning curve:
When we come to realize that other people will always want to satisfy their own needs first in a relationship, we truly understand how a relationship can blossom. When we come to the realization that we are also “other people,” we better understand that a successful relationship is grown when both people’s needs align. Instead of dancing around this fact, it’s time to start placing everyone’s needs on the table early.