Darrah Brustein, Entrepreneur, Author, Coach
Darrah is the founder of Network under 40, Equitable Payments, and Financial Whiz Kids, and also contributes regularly to Forbes.
on this episode
In an age of email and LinkedIn, networking has never been easier. But networking has also become a dirty word. It means bothering people for favors or having them bother you, and knowing all the time that neither of you has any interest in actually getting to know the other person. Not surprisingly, this kind of transactional networking doesn’t really work. On the podcast this week, I chat with Darrah Brustein about her approach to networking by pursuing meaningful professional relationships.
What you’ll learn
- Why you should look at networking as friendship building
- How Darrah learned that networking could be more about relationships
- How to approach networking in a positive way
- Things to avoid doing when networking
I think one of the reasons the podcast has been so helpful to me is because you talk to people in different roles, and all of a sudden I have exposure to people in different roles. Talking about why they got there and what they like about it.
One of the most key things we talked about was feeling instead of thinking, I would think all the time, about this and that, I would just take time to feel. That is the key for really understanding where you are supposed to be and what you love.
I wanted to thank you because you have helped me land a job that is more fulfilling in every way than a job I thought I could have had before I met you. The work you did and the techniques you taught me literally changed my life.
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