Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Networking...sucks.

If only good things could drop in your lap while watching television and eating Thai food.......life would only be so purr'fect...

But UNFORTUNATELY.

..In this world we live in, in order to succeed you have to pursue your destiny.....make an effort...make a mark somehow....sell the hell out of yourself.....talk to people...deal with people....be of service to people.....listen to criticisms from people....be Open to listening to criticisms....have a formal introduction ready....be ready to chop disrespect.....all that good stuff...BAH :(

You see, there is no BIG DEAL person out there who hasn't had to deal with people....
YOU could actually get somewhere with just your personality alone.....But all that climbing ladders deal is so damn LONG....I stayed the Hell outta of business school for a reason... all that tooth shining, hand shaking, jibber jabber always SCARED me to pieces...i always feel so STUPID in moments where i have to act interested in what people are saying...i just zone out and hope they don't ask questions..lol....

Being good at networking, is a skill that one has to HONE to perfection. To learn how to deal with people(who can influence your future ) in the *right * way is a lesson i would pay good money for....I say this because all this *ALREADY THERE* people can see through * upcoming people's* BS...

Personally i think being LIKABLE is very important.....and when i say being likable i mean being naturally likable...because I've met people who try to Force you to like them by being kiss asses and unfortunately all they really get for their efforts are footprints over their own asses.....so ....i feel the deal is to sell yourself in a way that you earn their respect...its a very precarious balance...because you have to give them their respect and make sure that they don't mistake your respect with hero worship.......so why i choose likable as a NO 1 factor is because when people like you they automatically want to make things EASIER for you...they listen to what you have to say and give you a chance...YAY!.....Now the question is, do i consider myself and my counterparts likeable??...Hmm...i hope so!!...in all truthfulness i think we all have a certain degree of likability depending on the day, time and month....( i keed! i keed!)......


WE ARE LIKABLE DAMMIT AND THAT TOPIC IS NOT OPEN FOR DISCUSSION!


Alright truthfully i think we suck at networking....its either that we are very shy or we are very lazy...Anyone of those options would do... We are still trying to figure out which one it is.... We can be in the presence of Andre Leon Tally or Ms Wintour and just sit our butts quietly in our chair because...
  • No one is willing to go first...ozzy you go...no Doreen you go...no Joan you go.
  • No one wants to chop yawa....its always too early in the day...
  • The chair is too comfortable...
  • we are very shy ladies...quiet sweet shy(yes i do say so myself)...
  • We get angry at Andre and Anna for putting us in this position, i mean who do THEY think they are to get us perspiring like this?
  • and as you can see i can keep going on and on and on......................and on.

We would probably just resort to our fall back plan, which is to REALLY dress up and walk past *them* like a hundred times Hoping we get noticed....don't laugh at our plan.....it has Never failed us and it has gotten us into really exclusive places we weren't even trying to enter. YAY!

Anyway even if we Hate networking, we have to get over it BAH*:(...because without it...you are just designing for you and you alone....sigh*.....obiwanthetailor abi dezhare did i get it right? (she always says that!) lol.....

So I'm off to reply emails, SEND emails and line up more fashion shows...we already have 3 scheduled from now to April....and with that i bid everyone ADIEU!

4 comments:

Mari said...

That makes all of us. Good luck! 8-)

Flirtygucci said...

I get you on d being lazy and shy to network thingy

Goodluck babes and i hope to be rocking cranberry soon

Dammie said...

Ohhh How can Hilary Clinton be infront of you and not move?!.....I'll smile and wave....eheheh

Kayno said...

Well.. not all networking sucks... see if you use the right architecture, it could be an IEEE 802.11, wireless network or IEEE 802.3, Ethernet/cable connection and mash that with a good topology, say Star, mesh, or even Bus depending on the size and structure of your site and or network, networking could be done efficiently...LOL...