A power connector is someone who can make things happen quickly for themselves and others. They are often the go-to person. Their network is rich and robust with critical resources – money, information, connections, opportunities – that, when accessed, can help others achieve their personal and professional dreams. The first step in becoming a power connector is focusing on a limited number of key relationships.
- Let’s stop networking. Instead, let’s start connecting and helping. When you start looking at networking as a way to help people, it gets a lot easier.
- By now you know that networking is about more than the initial meeting. It is about following up on that meeting.
- The nice thing about this approach is that it takes the awkwardness of networking and turns it into an introvert-friendly and organic connection process.
“No matter how far you advance your career, networking is likely never going to be something you enjoy.”