How networking is like the gym.

I had an epiphany while sweating this morning... networking can be a lot like the gym on a Monday morning.  How, you ask?

  1. You don't want to go.  Networking events can be intimidating, and it often feels easier to stay at the office or go straight home than to walk into a room of people you might not know.
  2. You feel better afterwards. Meeting even a few people at a networking event will make you proud.  You went!  You talked!  You survived!  Find out how to get started here.
  3. The more you do it, the more you want to do it. Sometimes the work is its own reward, but when you start to reap the benefits of networking, you want to do it more often.

So I say: