Way back in January, I set a New Years’ resolution to expand my business network, something that has always been a challenge for me, given:
I work from home and spend the vast majority of my day only seeing my cats
I’m a classic introvert who prefers yoga pants and hot tea to business suits and cocktail hours
Nevertheless, I set a goal of connecting with one new person on LinkedIn each day this year and using those new connections to grow real business relationships.
Then COVID-19 happened. Overnight, my goal of meeting new people on LinkedIn took on whole new importance. Instead of just being a personal hack to overcome my introverted tendencies, virtual networking became a business necessity.