Just as it’s never too late to have a go at vlogging (as my ever first vlog here shows), it is also never too late to reconnect with all those myriad of people in your network. After all, the value of having a network is in keeping connected and current on how you can help and support each other.
The reason we tend not to reconnect with our contacts after a very long time comes down to fear – fear of rejection, fear that you no longer have anything in common. My experience is that most people welcome the initiative of someone emailing them again. After all they have probably been thinking much the same and fear has stopped them! What’s the worst that can happen?
Watch the video for some other reasons why it is worth reaching out and a few tips on how to take the plunge!
I recently reconnected with my first ever boss after more than 20 years and despite living in different countries, we have met up a few times and even have plans to work together again!
Take the time when you do meet back up to reminisce and recreate the rapport you once had.