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When It Comes To Networking, Ditch The Outside The Box Thinking

By July 17, 2019No Comments
J. Kelly Hoey - Build Your Dream Network

Building a dream network means….thinking inside the box. 

No. Not in a “poor me! these are my only alternatives” whining sort of way, rather in an expansive, creative way. 


Why am I such an advocate for “in the box” thinking to get creative yet practical networked solutions? Because there will ALWAYS be a need for more time, resources, information, connections, data points etc. etc. etc. and with that in mind, what are you going to do about it? 




Stay stuck?

Or get moving by getting creative? It’s your career, and your call. 

Here’s your #BYDN challenge: Have you been so focused on what you don’t have that you have overlooked the resources (and opportunities) right under your nose? How can you build your dream with what you have at hand?

Need more inspiration? Yes, read #BYDN (or read it again) and watch one of my favorite TED talks (Phil Hansen’s Embrace The Shake). 

J. Kelly Hoey

J. Kelly Hoey is a problem solver who believes that most professional challenges—whether funding, landing a board position or getting a new job—are solved by tapping into networks.Kelly is a popular speaker on networking, community building and investing issues, especially as they relate to women, and has worked with the IEEE, PGA, Bank of America, Apple and countless others. Follow Kelly on Twitter @jkhoey and on Instagram @jkellyhoey and join the #BYDN community at