This episode explores the balance between honoring people and expanding professional opportunities in the context of networking. It was sparked by Laura Dreyer’s comment on a previous blog post about valuing people for who they are and not what they do. I also share my best advice for approaching networking events if you dread or dislike them.



  • Take a “both and” perspective and approach
  • Go with a plan and a specific mindset
  • Set your own minimum success criteria
    • Meet a certain number of people
    • Stay for a certain amount of time
  • Have a childlike curiosity–figure out what that other person is really about
  • Listen with your whole being–check out “What is Good Listening? (014)
  • Bring business cards–make your own for your side-hustle

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