Life is all about mixing with other people, and the result of our lives and careers are a variety of people we know to varying degrees. These are your networks. This isn’t about selling, but being useful and visible for a long time. It is not about knowing huge numbers of people and having huge networks either. Actually you want to know people who have shared interests with you and perhaps even like you.
Networks grow up around us at random, but you can also take charge and take care of your networks. You can start to plan who you would like in your networks and why. You can be a good neighbour, a good friend and a good colleague and even be at the centre of your own networks as well as choosing which others you might want to join.