The human brain is complicated, fascinating, and something that can be trained. A quick Google search for books on “habit” yields tons of titles. Habits have the power to drive us towards success or distress. Luckily, habits are something we can change.
You may not know this about me, but I am a huge nerd (jk, those who know me IRL are definitely already aware). So when it came time to start a short series on leadership and I looked around at some of the women from whom I’ve taken inspiration, my mind naturally fell to Sci-Fi.
To be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of networking events. For one, talking to that many people in one sitting is a huge energy drain. And for another, it’s much more difficult to build relationships based off a short conversation at a networking event. These things are kind of like meet markets. Meat Markets. Get it? Yeah, y’all get it.
All that being said, you can still make these things work for you and derive value from attending. Now I’m not talking work events where you at least know your coworkers, I’m talking straight networking events-- like a Young Professionals of X Town or something where you’ll likely not know anybody else.
Nerve-wracking? Yes. But with the following tips you can rock these things and no one will ever know you’d rather be at home watching Netflix with a glass of wine and a giant bowl of popcorn.