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

Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee). She has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“1 of the 25 Smartest Women On Twitter”) to Business Insider (“1 of the 100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter”) and Inc. (1 of “10 Most Well-Connected People in New York City's Startup Scene”). Empowering A Billion Women By 2020 included her on their list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”. Not bad for a former corporate lawyer. She’s a limited partner in two emerging tech funds (Laconia Capital Group and Lattice Ventures) and can frequently be found on Twitter @jkhoey.