Earlier this year, I received an email from a CEO who is pretty great. He owns (what he describes as) an agile and nimble tech company outside of the HR space. He said, “We have big plans for the market. We want you to be a part of our story.”
I am always looking to meet cool people and do cool things. I followed my own advice and booked the appointment. It wasn’t a waste of my time. I learned a lot. I shared some good ideas. And when I asked how quickly he wanted to move forward with a staffing plan, he told me that it could take more than six months.
So much for agile and nimble.
But that’s perfect because I now have new connections, I can spend my summer at the beach, and I might have some cool projects in the future. My work with existing clients won’t suffer, either.
Whenever someone wants to meet with you to talk about you, you take the meeting. You aren’t cheating on your boss. You aren’t betraying your CEO. You are merely doing what every other person in America is doing: being a good capitalist.
Expand your network. Connect with like-minded individuals. You deserve to take the meeting to see what else is out there. You might also learn to appreciate what you have, as well!