Hi friends, and happy Thursday to you! I’m popping in quickly to let you know that I’m a guest today on the #createlounge podcast!
Finding the right person to help mentor you throughout your professional life can be critical to your success. There is definitely nothing more valuable than having someone in your corner cheering you on and steering you in the right direction.
Because your mentors will be so valuable to you, it’s important that you remain a value to them as well. No one can constantly pour into you without somehow attaining some gain as well. Which is why asking to “pick someone’s brain” over coffee simply does not cut it.
Let’s be real for a moment, working a full time job can be completely exhausting. Regardless of what you do or how much you love your job, we all have those days that we crave 5pm to hit and welcome happy hour with open arms. After 8 (or often more) hours of nonstop focus, working and mental strain, 5pm is usually the signal that it’s time to stop, relax and unwind.
Unless, of course, you’re also working on a side hustle, like a blog or small business.
You’ve likely heard dozens of times that networking is essential to professional development –and it absolutely is! Whether you’re a full time blogger or just trying to become a bit more established in your side hustle, who you know can be of huge benefit.
But I’ve learned that who you know matters very little if you aren’t leveraging your network affectively.