"When networking I typically spend most of my time with people who have similar interests. Since we already have things in common, it is easier to relate and seems to be more effective. Is this typical and am I investing my time wisely?" LaDonna asks.
Yes, this is a common approach when networking and interacting with others. We enjoy spending time with people like us but the reality is we learn most from those who are different.
Leave your comfort zone and meet new people. This will allow you to expand your network and learn something new and interesting.
The ability to communicate effectively is cited as the number one factor contributing to the success of the highest paid professionals. So the ability to network well is definitely a skill worth mastering.
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