By driving ourselves further away from connecting with others we are really doing an injustice to our business and ultimately to ourselves. We human’s are creatures of connection; we love to connect with other human beings. Community, purpose and connection are key factors that can play an integral part of keeping the endorphins high, the creativity flowing and a positive attitude.
There are a multitude of benefits to getting out and about and connecting with others, including: ·
- Refresh our ideas
- Personal invigoration
- Enhancing our knowledge base
- Opening up opportunities both personally and professionally
- Gaining new perspectives
There are several ways we can get out and about that can be cost effective and easy to implement:
- Attending networking events
- Business owners informal meetings
- Skype or Zoom meetings
- Attending seminars and live events
- Attending community projects
- Attending local commerce meetings
Before attending it is wise to set an objective as to what your purpose for attending the event maybe. It could be anything from making a new business connection through to gleaning a new idea for your business, the list is endless. Aim for at least one event per week for a minimum of two hours, this should get you kick started into getting out of your business and into making some valuable lasting connections.
Set a plan at The beginning of the month and book into the event early and have it in your planner/diary.