Reach out to your network.
I used to think “reaching out” to my network with an e-mail bothered people.
At some point, I realized how happy I feel when I get a simple thank you note or an update on someone’s work.
Then I realized that I am robbing people of that opportunity when I don’t take time out of my schedule to keep people updated.
Then I also realized, by keeping people up to date, I give them an opportunity to keep me up to date with what they do.
Finally, I realized that I could connect people to my network. That meant that I wasn’t bothering anyone. In fact, I was doing the opposite; I helped them.
Take a moment this week and write a short email about what you’re up to. Send it to an old mentor, co-worker, boss, or friend.
If you can’t think of anyone, I’d love to read it – email@example.com :-).