Do you hate networking? 5 tips that will help.
Honestly, I hate networking in the traditional sense too.
Many networking events are like a ‘meat market’ for entrepreneurs.
What could be more unappealing than a bunch of ‘client hungry’ people trying to drum up business from other ‘client hungry’ people.
It just feels so icky!
In fact, I’ve even had the experience where certain individuals, have invited me out for coffee under the guise of building a friendship – when it turned out they just wanted to sell me on their MLM products.
Don’t be that person, ever.
And not on Facebook either.
Don’t pretend you want to be someone’s friend if your real intention is to sell them on something.
There are so many great direct sales companies out there and unfortunately, it’s people who do ‘shit’ like that, that give the industry such a bad rep!
People see right through it and won’t trust you after being manipulated like that.
If you want someone to sit through your sales pitch, then number #1 you need to be direct about what the meeting is about #2 you should at least buy them coffee for going out of their way to be there!
Back to the particulars of networking.
Besides that there are always a few bad apples that spoil the whole bunch, leaning toward being an introvert, networking is not that fulfilling for me, because I hate small talk.
You may not know it from the outside (since you see me being super comfortable online in videos, livetreams and hosting events) but I am not as extroverted as I look.
So as you can imagine the thought of networking is for us a wee bit of a drain for me.
But over the years, I’ve broken the code.
Here are 5 tips to make networking events work better for you….
1) Deal with your hormonal havoc (moodiness and exhaustion make networking next to impossible)
2) Only go to the events that take place during the waxing and full moon cycle (there is less chance you’ll regret signing up for it, since these are high energy times in the lunar cycle)
3) Don’t go to networking events ‘to get clients’, go with the intention to connect and co create with others.
4) Make your focus to help other people (not to get them to do something for you)
5) Host your own networking events that have depth (facilitate going deep with people so there is no time for small talk!)
Success in business is all about being a ‘go giver’, not a ‘go getter’.
But first give to yourself.
Attend to your hormonal health so that you are in good spirits.
Your vibe attracts your tribe.
And you don’t have to be an extrovert to enjoy networking.
When you become more comfortable in your skin, have steady energy and feel more outgoing, you’ll be more attracted to the idea of getting out there and being visible in your community and online.
You just need to have more feel good hormones coursing through your blood!
People rarely realize that some of their so called personality traits are actually the result of a physiological imbalances that can be healed by addressing your health.
If you are lacking any or all of the following nutrition-wise, it is going to be pretty darn near impossible to feel happy, outgoing and in the mood to network.….
- protein (building block of feel good neurotransmitters)
- essential fatty acids (hormone balancing)
- good bacteria in your gut (as much as 90% of serotonin is produced in a healthy gut)
- B-Vitamins, Vitamin C and Magnesium (your natural nerve tonics)
But nutrition is just the beginning.
The best way to heal your hormones is to harmonize your life – body, mind, heart and soul.
When your life, your hormones and subsequently your health are back in harmony, your vibe will elevate and so will your business!