Networking: Crazy is good (sometimes)


Years ago, I knew a woman who was out of her mind.

She carried a razor blade in her underwear and was ready to use it at a moment’s notice.

She was the type of person who was always looking for an excuse to get in someone’s face and cause a problem.

But at the same time, she was an attractive woman who could easily seduce a man and then stab him in the back before he knew what hit him.

I always stayed on her good side, and she was the type of person I wanted to have in my corner.

I’m a big fan of having a network of people and many of my networks are folks who are “crazy.”

These are fearless people, will do things the average person won’t, and you can count on them when the going gets tough.

I’m not suggesting they’re all the type of people who will do illegal things (although some of them will.)

But what I am suggesting is that you make sure you’ve got a solid network.

Too many people love the notion of the “lone wolf” who can survive a crisis independently.

But life’s a lot easier when you have a small inner circle of reliable people.

All over this country, I’ve got people I can count on, so if I get in a jam in most places, there’s someone who’ll help me out.

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the world’s most social person. I’m an introvert.

But I’m always looking to tip the scales in my favor in an emergency and having a network of people you can trust is something that most people don’t spend enough time on.

So, if you happen to be one of the people that think they’re going to be the lone wolf, then I’d encourage you to start branching out.

Put plans in place with others you can trust and remember; in a crisis, don’t be afraid of having crazy friends.

Trained Safe- Train honest 

Source: Jason Hanson