Network Up or Across? Millennials, What is Your Strategy?

Your Network is your Net Worth! 

An adage in the professional world and a phrase commonly indoctrinated in the minds of millennials. But why though?

It’s about the ability to build great, mutually beneficial relationships. A highly demanded soft skill, building relations is the core of networking. Often times, building a network is aliken to mining for gold. Hereby, it is about getting to know and trust people, resulting in authentic personal and professional connections that can enhance reputation; secure a job or business deal. Get it?

Author Porter Gale in her book, Your Network is Your Net Worth, explains that networking is a new beast; and an important asset in your portfolio. As important and enticing as that may sound, networking is sometimes uncomfortable and simply, not an easy feat.

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Actress, Producer & Comedian. Issa Rae a few years ago gave a piece of astounding advice where networking is concerned. She said, “we have a tendency of trying to network up, but it’s really about networking across”. A point worth noting, what say you?

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A New Year, A New Challenge, A New Journey

A friend recently told me that for the past few years, I’ve started the New Year with something new. Most recently, a new car for 2019 and a new job for 2020. In fact, I think January has always been kind to me, starting in 2011, when my little angel was born.

2020, the year of 20/20 vision! I am taking on a new challenge and journey in pursuit of my ultimate goals and aspirations.  

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Creating a Boss Lady Vision Board

Have you ever created a vision board for yourself?

I started vision boarding last year after reading Nicole McLaren Campbell’s “Make it Count: Tips on Unlocking Your Vision”. For those who don’t know, a vision board is a visual representation of the goals that you’d like to achieve within a specific period.

It’s not uncommon to see a lot of woman empowerment forums and brunches promoting the creation of vision boards, as it is intended to help you clarify and increase focus on specific goals with specific targets and timelines.

What are your 2019 goals? Join me in creating a boss lady vision board to achieve them.

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