By: Elena Grace Flores
Before and after the internet, relationship is already vital to the success of any business. This is why networking is enhanced nowadays even online. Organizing events, seminars and workshops to give out something valuable can gain back some trust and reputation. See how AoC has done it.
A lot of people attend such events with the misguided notion that dispensing business cards with the machine-gun rapidity of a casino blackjack dealer — to as many people as possible — is the way to make a lot of connections. But really, connections that get remembered beyond that initial handshake tend to come about more organically. Sometimes it’s the natural, incidental chit chat at after parties surrounding a networking event that get people to bond. (And maybe a little alcohol after a long day of trying to force connections helps, too.): Check here for the full story: http://theartofcharm.com/podcast-episodes/aoc-toolbox-social-capital-basics-episode-469/
The Art of charm suggested: So if the very concept of networking — and the events tailored around it — are no longer ideal bastions of making genuine connections (if they ever were), then what options does someone who wants to do it the right way have? Listen to this toolbox episode in its entirety — it’s geared to give you a free leg up with bountiful resources for how we network authentically, AOC style.
By: Elena Grace Flores
We all have to find our place in the work arena for livelihood and we always get the advice to find what you wanted to do then you do not have to work anymore. It’s true – doing your passion while working will not feel like work but if you have not found that money making skills yet, then go ahead and learn it.
As Cal Newport puts it: But what happens to those of us who can’t easily identify a passion to follow — particularly younger people pondering college majors or just entering the workforce for the first time? Or what if we are passionate about something, but it just doesn’t match well with a career that would actually make us happy? This might prompt a lifetime of dissatisfaction with career options that we don’t see as aligning with our passion, or even long stretches of unemployment because we refuse to settle for something that doesn’t fit in with what we think of as that passion. Click here for the full podcast: http://theartofcharm.com/podcast-episodes/cal-newport-so-good-they-cant-ignore-you-episode-482/
The Art of Charm continued: Cal gives the example of an entry-level quality assurance tester who got tired of the repetitive nature of her job. Rather than settling into a passion mindset and giving up on the job as being a poor fit for her ambitions, she instead approached the situation with a craftsman mindset. She learned how to code scripts and create a software process that more efficiently completed the tedious part of her workflow and simultaneously increased her career capital. Then, she was able to turn around and invest this career capital for a better position at her company, leveraged with some other perks that made the job more attractive to her.