Networking…it’s not just for computers anymore

How many people do you trust with your money? If you’re like me, the answer is “very few.”

And not just trust people with our money—trust them in general? Not a whole lot of people in that group either, is there? So, why is it hard for us to trust? I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately.

Who do I really trust?

I trust the people I know, the people I met long before I needed anything from them or they needed anything from me. I learned to trust them when I determined they were trustworthy.

The one thing I can tell you about the bookkeeping life is I do most of my work ALONE. I sit in a room, adding numbers by myself. Hard to meet and get to know people enough to trust them and have them trust me when I never leave the house…

So, ladies and gentlemen, today’s lesson is this: we’ve gotta get out of the house sometimes! Conferences and clubs and groups…we have to meet people. We can help them, and ultimately, they may be able to help us.

Once they get to know us, they’ll love us, right? And we’ll learn to trust them. Win-win.

Two of the newest groups I’ve joined are below. For more information on joining the following organizations, click on the links:

Bedford Chamber of Commerce

Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce

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