said 1 year, 3 months ago:
In my career, I’ve found that to be so true, Kristi. And it’s that personal interest or common understanding that has tied me to former associates for a lifetime, long after either of us were working on a business project together.
After 30 years, I’m still getting referrals, work, and helpful info and updates from those I started out with or bumped into along the way, all because of a common interest in such far flung things as bartering, logic puzzles, test-taking, photography, videography, chronic pain syndromes, right-brain thinking, brain research, metacognition, musical theatre, baton twirling, British theatre, mail sorting, James Taylor, Shakespeare, science fiction, rennaissance fairs, choral music, German language, talking dogs, sororities, newcomers, and teaching English.
Woopsy, the dang girl’s gone list-happy again, lol. But the point’s clear. Connections and connecting on a personal level count.