Day in and day out you sit in a cube or behind a desk. You are known only by the people that you work with. Outside those concrete walls are hundreds of millions of people that have NO IDEA you exist. What you don’t know today is that tomorrow you are going to be fired and thrown out with a cardboard box filled with junk you collected to make yourself more comfortable at work. Once the shock and fear have settled in you will realize you’re not sure what to do. You end up falling in to the masses of people that have accepted their fate. It is not the fate of lossing your job. It is the fate of being part of the masses and never standing out.

Lets rewind and think back twelve months. The situation was a little different. Over the past twelve months you have been attending networking events on a regular basis. Usually once a month and sometimes twice. You have met an migled with hundreds of people and even created your own inner ciricle that have no resembelence to the people you work with. You have even connected with highly visible individuals through your generosity by offering assistance and not being asked. You have created a support network where people know you exist. So when you are let go tomorrow you have a network you can turn to.

Creating network partners and targeting specific individuals in an effort to build your support network will untimately build your visibility and raise your profile. If you show a little leadership and earn the respect of your network they will be there to help you in a time of need. You simply need to spend a little time connecting with people outside of work. Try to attend one networking event a month. You will be amazed at the opportunities you find out there.{jcomments on}


About Greg Hyer

Greg Hyer is a digital marketing and social selling strategist and instructor.


  • Super proud of what Dylan has put to work from what he has learned from his baseball coaches. His work and the work put in by his team mates has proven itself at this baseball tournament. Go South Wake Lightning!
  • Happy 14th Birthday, Dylan! We love you so much. You're growing up so fast. This year is going to a big transition year as you go into high school in the fall. An exciting journey is ahead. We will be here for you along the way.
  • Dylan was super excited to get a new bat bag for his birthday today. But it's not just any bat bag. It's a Boombah!
  • I love working in Downtown Raleigh. There's the right amount of things happening all around you. And if you take a moment to look up, there's this incredible blue sky above.
  • Gavin had a number of hits this weekend at the baseball tournament this weekend. But this is just the beginning of his baseball story.
  • In so many ways Baseball is like life. It's unpredictable, requires practice, has winners and losers, and needs players to work together as a team.
  • Acres and acres of tobacco just after a heavy afternoon rain storm. It's a sight to see when you're driving home from baseball practice.
  • Gavin had his last home baseball game of the spring season. Here he is with Coach Charles Chrismon. His 8U team won all but one game this season. These kids have developed so much over these past few months thanks to the coaches and parents who want to help these kids find their love for baseball. I hope they keep playing. Baseball offers a lot to teach them about life.

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