If you’ve read Smart Networking, then you know that the first networking event I ever attended I ran out of the room after 5 minutes completely overwhelmed, and literally hyperventilating.
While overcoming this challenge initially helped me grow my new consulting business successfully after I left corporate America, what it’s led to since then are incredible opportunities and a second business as an internationally-known speaker, author and coach on the topic of networking. Who knew?
Had I not found a way around that first big challenge, I might have crashed and burned as an independent consultant and had to go back to corporate America. More importantly, I would have never discovered this amazing path of helping others achieve their goals through networking.