I took a lunch break yesterday to go listen to my friend Dean Whittaker talk about the future. I left with one page of notes in Everrnote (fyi: I was paperless), three websites that could help me get smarter after I left, and two re-connections with people that I did not know would be there. All in all it was 90 minutes well spent.
No matter where you want to go (career, performance management, personal change, business growth), here are three universal tips for a successful journey:
- Give first / the get will show up: Dean did not tell me he would make me smarter if I came, that was my secondary goal – with the primary one being to show support for him.
- Make a goal: I have a goal of one scheduled networking event a week. Goal met this week (I actually have a checklist for my own healthy habits – email me if you want a copy).
- Depth vs Breadth: I sat with a long time friend that I have not seen in a while. It is okay to settle in and catch up. He actually introduced me to 2 people I should know. Tip 3.5: Be open to other conversations.
Any to add?