Lesson 2: Networking

For those of you just tuning into the Friday posts, I read this article recently and thought it was an interesting read, I am going to share it with you slowly over the next 20 weeks so tune in every Friday for the next bit of advice and feel free to go back to catch up:

"Here are some lessons I've learned in the last 80 years. I hope to continue to practice them in the next 80...

2. Network intensely. Luck plays a big role in life, and there is no better way to increase your luck than by knowing as many people as possible. Nurture your network by sending articles, books and emails to people to show you're thinking about them. Write op-eds an though pieces for major publications. Organize discussion groups to bring your thoughtful friends together."

I had to admit it, but networking and keeping in touch is not one of my strong suits. I feel very out of my comfort zone when trying to small talk and strike up conversations with strangers. I know to grow my passions I have to step a bit more out of the box - do you have any good pointers?