Networking is Not a Tool to Climb the Social Ladder
By definition, networking is the ‘action or process of interacting with others to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts.’ So, in fact, it’s a way for like-minded professionals to spark inspiration and get ideas flowing.
It’s important to know that you don't have to network in order to fulfill your definition of success. I’ve been considered a ‘social butterfly’ most of my life. I enjoy meeting new people, hearing different stories and expanding my horizons. I’m drawn to that. Some people aren’t, and that's okay too.