What KIND of NETWORKING will I have to do?
What KIND of networking suits me??
Developing your niche is clearly something that is very important. From a business standpoint, it is a way to set yourself apart from others. From a personal and professional standpoint, it is a way to ensure you enjoy what you do day in and day out.
Ok, you are clearer on your niche- now what?
One of the main reasons to be super clear with yourself about niche is so you can begin to spread the word about who you want to see, which means we get to talk NETWORKING!
I have not met many therapists who love this part of private practice- or at least love the idea of networking in its classic, schmoozy form. Good thing we do NOT have to do this to network successfully.
I think it is super helpful to begin rethinking networking and reframing it to mean something that works for you. If you like big groups and meeting tons of new people and handing out cards- great, do that! If you are more of an introvert and enjoy meeting someone for coffee, then that is YOUR way of NETWORKING! And that works just fine!