Networking Tip 3 - It's OK To Be Wrong
This post is inspired by an amazing book that I am reading 'The Subtle Art of not giving a f*ck' by Mark Manson.
Spoiler, he doesn't advocate not caring, just prioritising what we give a f*ck about - very wise.
As this blog is called Networking Gone Wrong, I particularly enjoyed his bit about being wrong:
'Being wrong opens up to the possibility of change. Being wrong brings the opportunity for growth'.
That's such a big part of our philosophy, and as we collect stories of other people's mistakes at networking, we embrace our own.
If someone (us, for example) ever says that you are networking wrong, you can see it as an opportunity for growth, but also acknowledge that we too can be wrong in our assumption. Feel free to point it out so we all learn together.
Being OK with being wrong from time to time is really liberating. Our worth is not in how right we are, but in how curious we are - this is particularly true for networking.