The ironic things we “smart” humans do

We humans are supposedly the smartest of all the animals. And yet, we do some pretty ironic and silly things. Ever notice this? Here’s an example – maybe not directly related to how people connect, but you may see the metaphor. I have neighbors (lovely...

Yes, you can learn to love networking (again)

Hello again. I generally don’t post blogs two days in a row, but I wanted you to have access to an interview I did recently with Winnie Anderson, who heads up a business and podcast called the Introverted Entrepreneur.  We met (do you believe it?) on LinkedIn...

Dear Introverts

Updated July 17 2019 I’m writing to you today because I want to tell you how much I appreciate – and understand – you. (Confession:  I’ve been in an introverted, busy and highly creative place these last few weeks – hence this update.) ...

Networking Lessons from the BP MS150

Valuable lessons about networking – and life – can come from unexpected places. I learned and was reminded of this as I participated in – no, scratch that – endured this year’s BP MS150 cycle ride from Houston to Austin, Texas. This ride,...

When, where and how should I network?

Now there’s a loaded question.  It’s one I get asked a lot, particularly by people who are in a frantic state about their careers and businesses, are new in town, or are new to the whole notion of networking.  If you want a traditional answer on which networking...

A new way to look at life’s most pressing problems

What’s scarier than walking into a roomful of strangers?  I’ll tell you what: the anxiety that takes place before you actually walk into said room. Ever experienced that?  Ever notice how the nerves, jitters, worries, and negative self-talk that take place before a...