This week I was at a meeting with members of local agencies to discuss how we might build our community's economic engine. We were discussing who we need at the table to make sure both jobs and entrepreneurial ventures can thrive. During this conversation, I was excited to see that one of my community-minded colleagues was realizing that doors are opening up as his network is growing. (Porter Gale even wrote a book about it: Your Network is Your Net Worth.) Later in the week, I had another conversation with colleagues at the Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, where I'm a Board Member. Again, the conversation turned to who in our networks could help us grow our various projects. During my recent campaign, I grew my web of community connections exponentially, and doors are opening. Now it's up to me to turn that potential into something. To that end, I have three asks this week:
First, how can I inspire you to stop waiting, and start building the network that leads to your next big thing?
Next, who do you know, who is an expert at creating jobs, who should be part of my community conversation?
What advice have you received, that changed your career trajectory for the better, that I can share with my network?
Looking forward to building together!