Bourbon, please. Neat. Thank you.
By far, the easiest way to network with others in a genuine way is to join a community that shares your values.
What is luck, if not opportunity you’re prepared for? I’m often times heard saying “if you drink enough, long enough, with enough people, opportunity presents itself.” This is something I mean both literally and metaphorically. The thing I’m really saying is that you should interact with people socially on a regular basis, for a long time. When you do so, even if you’re in completely different industries, you’ll find a way to help each other out.
The easiest way to maintain relationships with people is to constantly add value to them. Lean on your own strengths to do favors for the people who matter most to you. Something I find trivial to do is make an introduction to someone that is relevant to a problem at hand. Usually that introduction helps both people and one gets two favors for the price of one. It’s the first thing I’m thinking about when I meet someone. “How can I introduce this person to my network to generate value for everyone?”
In the world of content creation – especially live streaming, one of the most commonly overlooked ways to generate value is collaborations. When working together with other creators, content is more entertaining and reaches a wider audience by mixing communities.
When we band together, we can do some absolutely amazing things, like raising $1,523.21 for The Trevor Project. Let’s also not forget that the Twitch platform as a whole, raised $100,275 as well.
Bourbon Based Community
By far, the easiest way to network with others in a genuine way is to join a community that shares your values. Give to that single community with no expectation of anything in return. You’ll make friends and they’ll help you grow.
In my case, one of my values is bourbon. It’s a driving force behind my own community and one of the many reasons why I joined The Convergence. I would have absolutely entertaining conversations with the Team about our bourbon preferences.
That’s my story. May you all get lucky.