I love people. In small doses, and sans small talk. So networking is basically painful if I think about it for too long. It's necessary though, and I have met SO many interesting people that I call my friends because of these events and relationships that came out of them.
This morning I was at the Prosper Chamber of Commerce monthly networking meeting, pedaling our newest offering: in-home lessons for their city. Not going to lie. At first I was really dreaded having to get up at 6am and be somewhere, dressed and 'ready to perform' at 7. I am reminded of a few key ideas that I'd like to share with you today:
- How awesome is it that I get to share MY company vision with new people?
- There are so many interesting people that I get to meet.
- How will I leave someone changed based on this one event?
- When you are your authentic self, you don't need to perform, therefore don't need to expect so much energy. I was actually energized when I got home.