You’re busy. Everyone these days seems to be running full speed ahead with a demanding jobs, working out at the gym, hobbies and family events. We flutter from one to-do to another in a hurried pace that barely allows us enough time to breath let alone make new connections with potential mates.
But that’s not because you haven’t tried. You probably have tried the traditional ways of meeting new people. You’ve had your share of blind dates set up by well-meaning friends, scoured the Internet dating sites and made attempts at the bar scene. The next step is to go out in the world and meet new people outside your immediate social circle – but how?
Why not kill two birds with one stone by networking.
Having a genuine interest in getting to know new people and keeping an open mind while you’re networking might end up being more valuable than you first imagine.
It really is a win-win. First, you will be there for business – an area you are already comfortable with. You will be more at ease. Second, you will be meeting people with common ground who are also at ease. Third, you’re discussing something you are knowledgable and passionate about — which will reveal the authentic you.
You just never know when your path will cross with your future match. By getting out and mingling, you increase your chances of meeting Mr. or Mrs. Right ten-fold by just getting out there and mingling.
Accept that party invitation or cocktail mixer opportunity to expand your work contacts. It will expand your network of professionals, friends and potential dates. It ensures a life rich with opportunity and happy times.