Networking doesn’t work, so, why do I keep going?
#4NetworkingDoesNotWork, I get nothing from it, it won’t work for me. You know I wax lyrical about 4N.
However, it isn’t just me who gets anything out of 4N, here is an article by Sally Mahers (someone I’ve never met) but who sums up the power of 4N beautifully. http://blog.theintelligentvacompany.co.uk/…/an-open-letter-… I’ve put an extract from it below, however , lease do read the full thing for context.
“I had a full on panic attack on the drive to my first ever meeting. I fumbled my way through my 40 seconds (why the hell didn’t I rehearse?!) and spent half of it hiding in the toilets. Then I had my 1:1s two of which were with a Claire. Claire McTernan and Claire Russell who just made me feel at ease. They explained about 4N and showed me how it could work for me. They treated me like an equal and were really kind.
I thought I was going to wander into a big clique of people who just networked with each other. Wrong.
I filled my placemat in and joined there and then.
Since that date 4N has honestly changed my life. I’m not just saying that. I was lost and sad, confused, bewildered, lonely. Did I mention lonely?
I do have friends of course but I worked alone from a home office. A lot. And all the friends I have don’t know what it is like to run a business. I love them but we don’t have that much in common anymore and nobody understood what my day to day was like. I really wanted some friends!”
Does any of this resonate with you?
I truly believe 4Networking can benefit everyone, if you haven’t given it a go yet, please do, if for nothing else for these 5 Reasons:
It’s relaxed, friendly and unstuffy,
You’ll be made most welcome,
We never pressurise people to join,
There are other local business owners there,
Worst case scenario you’ll have a nice breakfast, take two hours out of your day and decide it’s not for you.
Hopefully, I’ll see you soon.