What part of networking do you find most difficult? How do you plan to make it less difficult for you?
-The part of networking that I find most difficult is remembering what everyone needs and what they have to offer. I love meeting new people but I have a hard time remember everything about them. “ Jace is going to Africa, I could send him this article. But what is he majoring in?” I want to be a value adder to my network and not a value sapper. This requires remembering what others need and helping them to get that. I think that by being more organized I can make this less difficult for myself. Write down when I met someone, and what they are doing, and why I think I can help. By keeping good records, I will decrease the worry that I might be missing something important for someone.
Now that we are at the end of the class, how would have networking helped you as a leader in your leadership role?
-Networking would have helped me connect to the elders in my quorum. If you know someone better, you know what they need more, and you can help them more. This is especially true as a teacher. If I could have gotten to know each of the elders more personally I would have had ideas and inspiration come to my mind.
What will you do to specifically help overcome the fears you identified?
-I will be more organized. One of my biggest fears is misusing my time. I worry that there is something that I should be doing on this earth, and I am not. By being much more organized with school, life, and business, I can know that I am working on something because I have decided that it is the most important thing that I could be working on.
I will also start a system of organizing my contacts and my network in order to understand their needs, and the opportunities that I have to help them out.