A lot of upwardly mobile professionals invest unnecessary energy in hot pursuit of the big names in their industry. An endeavor that I am not convinced to be worth it.
Someone recently related to me his all his efforts to get the attention of a certain person whom he felt he needed to connect with, and all his unacknowledged emails and SMS and Whatsapp messages and all that. It is not cool for the person not to respond – ofcourse – but honestly, I analysed the complete situation and was not sure exactly what he wanted the person to offer him.
The next time you are racing helter-skelter to make a meeting happen, ask yourself if it is truly worth it, most time… 99.9% of the time, it is not worth it.
Do not be in a hurry to meet famous people or people you feel that are more successful than you. Stay in your lane, get busy and produce results, then see if men will not seek you out from the four corners of the earth.
Who are the 3 most important person you need to meet? WHY do you need to meet them?
Conserve your energy, get busy. Stay in your lane and grow in influence.