Early in my career a mentor advised me to be deliberate about networking.
He said to pay attention to how much time I spend building relationships. Getting things done is important, but taking time to develop a network is just as important.
Today, I’m grateful for that advise! Not just because I know people who I can reach out to for help. Even more, because of the people I know, I’m able to make a difference in people’s lives. I’m lifting up young leaders and it feels really great.