Darrah Brustein, Entrepreneur, Author, Coach
Darrah is the founder of Network under 40, Equitable Payments, Financial Whiz Kids, and also contributes regularly to Forbes.
on this episode
I get hundreds of emails each day. So much so that I use 3 different systems plus a person on my team to filter them all.
This is true for many executives, managers and other people you might want to get to know and build a relationship with. They have a lot going on and coming at them.
So how do you get in touch with people who are incredibly busy that may hold the keys to getting hired at a company you’re excited about, or might be a great mentor for you, or other people you want to get to know to be able to learn from?
More than just getting them to respond, how do you get them to be excited to take your call, return your email, or build a relationship with you?
This is a question I’ve been asked thousands of times so I wanted to bring someone on the podcast to help break down exactly how to do this. I asked Darrah Brustein, founder of Network under 40, Equitable Payments, and Financial Whiz Kids who also contributes regularly to Forbes to come on and share her experience on building relationships with busy people!
What you’ll learn
- How to find the “right people” to network with and stand out in your reachouts
- How to influence leaders and other busy people to want to help you
- How to ask for what you want when networking with busy people (and avoid being presumptuous)
My favorite part of the career change boot camp was actually having some of those conversations and getting feedback and positive feedback about strengths. And to me that was key, because in that moment, I realized that my network not only is a great for finding the next role, it also is helpful to… they help you remind you who you are and who you will be in your next role, even if the current circumstances are not ideal.
I would definitely say that I could not have put all the pieces together. The tools and techniques were important, but maybe more so than that, the mindset and the confidence. So I really, really needed that extra input and confidence boost and reassurance that I had a lot of strength and a lot to offer in the future. And I was feeling so rough because I was in a bad fit, stuck situation. Even though we all also recognized that situation wasn't inherently terrible. I would recommend, if you're starting to have that feeling like, either I'm crazy, or the situation, you know, is not that this bad, then I think that's a cue to reach out and get some, some guidance and a community of people that are struggling with the same things. And then suddenly, you'll feel that you're not crazy, after all, and it's just a tough life, situation and challenge, but you'll be able to get through it with that support, and accountability and confidence boost.
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