Networking in the new year

My personal criteria for networking outreach:

  1. Does it put more love into the world?

  2. Am I unattached to the outcome?

Often, being highly strategic about timing/content/whether to reach out is really about a perceived power differential, an attempt to create control, an inability to trust the boundaries of others, or self-protection.

All are very human. ✅

These are my criteria, which I’ve shared with thousands of people at this point.

1. More Love = Truth, admiration, respect, curiosity, interest, gratitude, etc.

2. Unattached = I’ll be cool with me and I’ll be cool with them even if I don’t get the response I would prefer.


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