Jamie Ridler, Creative Self Development Coach, Shares a New Approach to Networking

[display_podcast] Jamie Ridler Jamie Ridler helps people create the lives they love based on who they are, rather than who they think they "should" be. She has some helpful advice for students as they approach their careers and networking Learn Not to Take Things Too Personally This one can be especially hard for students and young professionals—it can be very challenging when we put out our creative work out there and people don't like it, but sometimes the work just isn't the right fit for the particular project or person. It's like an actor going to an audition. Sometimes they are looking for a very particular style, and it's not yours—but your style may be perfect somewhere else. Traditional Networking Doesn't Work For Everyone Networking doesn't have to be a chore. Try to reach out to interesting people. If you appreciate someone's work, tell them, or take it a step further and ask them to go out for coffee or lunch. You may be able to learn from or help each other, and this will often lead to more genuine relationships. Don't Limit Yourself Don't start with what you think you can get—you're already limiting yourself. Think about where you really want to be, and make it happen. Book Recommendations Clear, useful, practical and inspiring books: Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life Find Jamie Ridler online openthedoor.ca twitter.com/starshyne

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