"Your power network is comprised of all the people you know who can make a positive difference in your future," said Michael Masterson in The Reluctant Entrepreneur. "They include your mentors, consultants, competitors, vendors, colleagues, and people in high places who have resources and connections you lack."

I've noticed a lot of beginning freelancers feel intimidated when reaching out to potential mentors. They often feel like they'll be ignored or that they'll be bothersome.

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Written by lyceum
605 days ago

As a certified networker (TM by the Referral Institute), this entry is music for my ears! Have you read the book, The World's Best Known Marketing Secret?



Written by tiroberts
606 days ago

Christina, this is a magnificent post filled to the brim with extremely valuable and actionable content. I've used many of the tips you shared to build my own power network and they do indeed work. Some people in my power network include Lisa Irby, Ilene Smith, and Terrance Charles. Thanks for sharing this insanely valuable post with our BizSugar community. I hope that many of our members and others will take action on what you've laid out here!

Ti



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