It's so funny to me how untrusting people are. I started my events for "The Art of Active Networking to help others do better. I did not start them to rake in the money, or to switch it up on ya and sell you a course, a network marketing product or anything else. In fact I really don't even talk much about what I do for a living. I don't have sponsors, the events are not huge and they take a lot of work to do.
So when I meet new people and I invite them to my events, and when I offer my groups and walls for them to post on for free, they think there is a catch. I smile inside at it at first, and then a touch of sadness washes over me. I guess it is odd that some guy with a big mouth would want to help a stranger for no reason at all right? It's not something that happens everyday.
I do this because I don't like seeing people passive, struggling with their conversations, not knowing how to meet people or follow up. I think everyone should thrive, I think no one should lose sleep at night over not having a job, not knowing what to do next in their career, not knowing how to brand them self or to talk about their non-profit. I meet people multiple times a day who have big dreams and they do nothing with them. That's not necessary!
Connecting, caring and showing up to surround yourself with big thinkers and givers can help that. And being true to that is what matters to me.
If you know someone who is in need tell them to join us, if you have a great network and much to give, come and share your resources. No matter how little you think you have, I will challenge you to help someone else to do better. And I will guarantee you have something to give, we all do!
Everyone is welcome...and consider inviting a college student, or someone saving for college or a kid who never got to go as well. They don't think about this stuff early enough! And we all need to see our worth!