4 thoughts on “When’s the Best Time to Build Your Network? The Desert or the Oasis?

  1. Hank, great post. I often show a movie that states that two men wanted it to rain for their harvest to provide them with sustenance. One man prayed all the time. The other man also prayed all the time. However, the second man turned the dirt in preparation for rain. When it rained, his crops grew while the others did not. Networking now is the best time.

  2. I agree with you totally. This is great advice, especially for freelancers who depend upon networking for all of our jobs. I believe in that saying “if you want something done, ask a busy person.” When you’re slow, you somehow don’t have the energy to pick up the phone, write that email, go to that event. But when you’re so busy you wonder how you’ll get the work done, you still — miraculously — find plenty of time to make new connections and nurture existing ones. Perhaps it’s because when you’re busy you’re feeling so much more happy and confident, and that shows.
    Love your articles!

  3. Sheila

    I also agree with what you have said. It’s the same with marketing your business. Don’t wait until you have no business, in the midst of your greatest days, market as if no one knows you – so maybe you won’t have a desert. Good reminder and needs to be said again and again. Thanks.

  4. Chris Ashton

    If you want people to be thinking of you when you are in the desert you need to be thinking of them when you are in the oasis.

    There are many people out there and I only have so much time.

    Human nature.

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