Photo: Spending an Afternoon with Friends Sharing and Exchanging Ideas. Dilsa Bailey, Forrest Tuff, and Alicia Butler Pierre
Networking with friends and sharing cross-interests is empowering and uplifting. But networking, period, is essential. Why? Because networking is about learning, teaching, and mentoring. While networking, you can be exposed to new ideas and have doors open to many opportunities that would have remained hidden otherwise. Exchanging ideas contributes to our growth, and that’s why networking should be a continuous part of our lives. Networking is vital, plain, and simple. But don’t limit your network to just your friends. Include your colleagues, members of your profession, social settings, neighbors, clubs, and others in your network. Reach out and chat. Networking is fundamental.