There are lots of lists out there of how to network appropriately, but sometimes it’s equally helpful to know the things you absolutely shouldn’t do.
The Authentic Networker Blog
This is a blog from the trenches, about launching a home business as we're raising three young kids. We're smack-dab in the busiest time of our lives. We're the most tired, the most stressed, and frankly the happiest we've ever been.
We're not marketing gurus or millionaires, and truthfully we still have a lot to learn about running a home business and remaining our most authentic selves. But that's really why we're here: to do the important work of self-discovery.
We're sharing what we're learning – often as we're learning it! – in the dogmatic belief that it can be done. By normal people. With kids. And hopefully our no-excuses approach will inspire you to do the same, if you're considering it.
Or if you're in the trenches, too, hopefully our shared experience will help to keep you moving forward.
Are you good at following up? Or is it the weak point in your sales funnel? We asked business owners this question in our Authentic Networkers Meetup group. Imagine a diverse group of business owners – each as different asRead More
You’ve just started a new home business, and your brain is so full you can barely sleep. All you want to do is tell people about your awesome company and how their products have literally changed your life. They’re soRead More
Working from home rewards you with the flexibility and freedom to work the way that fits your life. Right? On the other hand, you can also spend hours staring into a screen, stuck in your own head, wishing for moreRead More
Once upon a time, I helped my workplace host a large conference. Before we began, my boss introduced me to the key conference speakers. I was completely star-struck. I later realized I had no idea what any of them said toRead More
One not-so-secret secret to authenticity is building sincere relationships with people. This journey starts with a single step: learning someone’s name. Not long ago, I committed a classic party foul. I called my friend’s boyfriend by her ex-boyfriend’s name. TheRead More
You’re in the middle of a project, and the situation is dreadful. You had a vision for this work, and things started well. But as you got nearer to your goal, nearer to your big breakthrough, the whole thing beganRead More
Have you ever been dreaming, fast asleep, and the plot line of your dream is so intense that it wakes you up? Is that really a thing? I mean, you always see movie characters bolt upright, eyes wide, clutching blanketsRead More
One of the perks of working at home is that you get to choose your soundtrack. Well, kind of. My kids mostly choose mine. Most of my writing is done in my pyjamas, with up to three little kids besideRead More
My self-esteem has taken a hammering lately. I work from home with small children, a situation that is a minefield of endless stops and starts. Just as soon as I get going, a tornado of demands sweeps me up intoRead More