Did you know? Your life can be a lot better if you start earlier to build nice rapport with people.
I grew up with a sort of orientation that made me keep my distance from people. I remained a reserved person throughout my growth process. l never saw the need to be more expressive of my thoughts or opinion. I just lived in my little world.
Can you imagine how it feels to live everyday without having first hand experience of what it means to build nice relationship with people?
Many of us already know how it feels. You can liken it to the feeling you had when lockdown measures were adopted worldwide. Every day ends up feeling the same. That is exactly how my life has been until 3 years ago.
With that in mind, I just wish l spent more time NETWORKING.
Here is what Networking entails:
Networking is about establishing a relationship with people you cross path with, exchanging information and building your connection across different industry and professional bodies.
I've come to realise that networking is at the core of career development, widening of knowledge, personal development and establishment of profitable relationships. Networking opportunities can be seen everywhere for anyone that cares to look and work towards building a network for himself.
The thing about networking is that it doesn't have anything to do with buttering people up. You just have to be ready to hold a decent conversation with a stranger and create room for more interaction on the long run.
The Old Me vs The Networking Me:
The old me would have locked myself in the four walls of my apartment while staring at the ceiling and painting mental pictures of ridiculous things -that was the perfect weekend for me. I would rather fake news people in a bid to be excused from any expectation of attending social gatherings.
At the moment, all l do is to let out a smile whenever l try to draw a comparison between this new me and the old me.
Life wasn't always this bright and promising. I'm glad that l made a personal resolution to step out of my conservative lifestyle and embrace this new version of myself.
l made myself available to build nice rapport with people and l like the direction that this decision is leading me to. That's it! Networking is something l wish l spent more time on. The good news is, I'm already revamping my life.
Is there anything you wish you spent more time on?