California offers a lot of benefits when it comes to networking, especially when it is now only 9 degrees in Chicago. I am visiting my family this week and have been enjoying the bathtub warm weather of Los Angeles.
You have to ask yourself when you get to go from 9 degrees above 0 to 80 degree weather all in the span of four hours, what that sudden change can mean to your attitude toward networking. For me, I think of the conversation I had today with my friend, Tobby. She said it was so cold she was not even going out today. I also find that many of my professional friends have done similar things. It’s sad to think that weather can rule our moods and even our success perhaps when it comes to networking.
I know for anyone who has to either get a new job or a new business opportunity it is critical to have a good environment for networking. If you are one of the lucky ones who live in a warm climate I would suggest you just start thinking of people like my friend Tobby in Chicago. It’s fun to hibernate at times but when it has now been 4 months and you have been through no fewer than 8 blizzards, you will thank your lucky stars you can connect with your network in sunshine and warmth. The bottomline? Don’t take anything for granted. Signing off from "The Windy City."
Feel free to offer your comments. Where do you think are the best places to network year round?