What is it about curry? There’s something about curry that bonds people.
Whenever you meet new people, the first time you go out for dinner is almost always for a curry.
I dunno if it’s the spices, or something else, but it makes people feel comfortable.
Anyhoo… I’m off to a curry this evening with some people from my NCT group. That’s a group in the UK where they teach you about having your first baby, which is now threateningly close for Holly and I!
But all day I’ve been at Martin Avis’s London Lunch.
It’s the first time I’ve managed to go for a while, and it was awesome.
You see here’s the thing, if you want to succeed online then you need partners. To get partners, you need to network.
Yes, you can network online by getting in touch via email. But nothing’s as good as meeting someone face to face.
That’s the truth of it.
Which is why I strongly recommend you start going to networking groups near you. You don’t have to go all the time, just a few times each year, but start building up your network.
Now if you’re anything like Holly, you’re going to hate networking. It feels like you’re asking people to help you.
Which means you’re looking at it wrong.
You’re not going to find people who can help you. You’re going to meet people who work in the same industry as you. Some will be further advanced than you, and others will be behind you.
Everyone is equal, you’re just going to meet some new people and find out what they do.
If in the future something comes up that’s beneficial to you and someone else, that’s awesome, you can mention it to them. If not, then you’ve just made some new friends.
That’s how I see networking.
It takes the stress away, it takes the need to achieve something away, and ultimately it will make people more interested in working with you.
But before you work with a partner, you need to have a system in place to make money.
And this is the best system I know of…