Goal of the Week #20 Be Social

socialThis week’s goal: Be social. Go to ┬ánetworking event, a panel discussion, or booksigning. Going to events in – or slightly outside of – your field are all great opportunities to meet new people, expand your network, and learn something.

I recommend trying to go to at least one event every or every other week at the very least.I live in Los Angeles, and opportunities are everywhere … many nights, there are at least two to three competing events. If you live in a smaller town, you may have to look a little harder, but opportunities are there.

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You can find events by asking friends, going to meetup.com, and checking your local library and bookstore. You can also do a good old-fashioned local Google search. When you are out and about, you never know who you might meet: A new friend, a potential client, or business resource. A little bit of social can go a long way. Don’t forget to bring your business cards.

What event will you go to this week?