Back when I first decided I wanted to be an entrepreneur, the biggest advice I got was to go network. I’m sure you hear this all the time.
So that’s what I did. I went to meetup groups, conferences, business lunches, and collected tons of business cards. When I got home they sat on the desk for a day or two before I followed up with them. Sound familiar? Networking was easy, activating the network is where the real magic is.
When you activate your network, that’s when it indeed becomes worth something. I learned to never network expecting to receive, but to give. Provide value.