Is Networking a Waste of Time?

A few weeks ago I saw a post on Facebook from career pro and friend Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter with this image:


I thought this was interesting because for me, 99% of my networking was indeed a waste of time.

I was doing it wrong.  I had a sour attitude.  I’m sure I repelled people.

It felt like a waste of time.  At that time in my life, it was indeed a waste of time.

I needed to fix myself, and my thinking, and my attitude.  I needed to learn how to network, and figure out what I was doing wrong.

Reading Never Eat Alone (Ferrazzi) helped.  If you have a few minutes, read this Harvard Business Review article: 99% of Networking Is a Waste of Time