I never get networking advice. It doesn’t make sense to contact people if you don’t have anything to offer.
What good will it do if you’d meet Elon Musk or whatever. What are you going to talk about? It feels fake and superficial to connect without having anything to offer. It’s the same with people sending you connection requests on LinkedIn. Like what is the plan? You have zero things you can do for each other, it’s borderline spam.
I don’t like chitchatting with the goal of superficially connecting. I’d rather just make stuff and share it as a way to connect people. So my approach at ‘networking’ is:
- Do cool stuff
- Share it online
After publishing Shime send me the below quote which captures what I’m trying to say perfectly.