Don’t Network: Build Relationship Moats; They’re Hard, But Worth It
Professional networking has gotten a bad rap. It should. It sucks. Too transactional.
A better alternative is to invest in relationship moats where you meet strangers, stay in touch, and give more than you take.
Deep 1:1 or 1:M relationships fuel your talent stack.
Key Relationship Channels
- 📧 1:1 Emails
- 📩 Email Lists
- 🍽️ Meeting IRL (Coffee, Exercise, Food, Fun)
- 📞 Phone Calls
- 👥 Private Groups (Discord, Slack, Teams)
- 💬 Text Messages
- 🎁 Thoughtful Gifts
- 📝 Written Letters
Relationship moats are hard to build, but they last long. Their durability is what makes them valuable.
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