By: MJ Gonzales | Executive Chronicles
Having a social life is not only a way to loosen up, it also a means of exposing yourself with people who can have impact in your career. If you’re a telecommuter, you may treat socialization as luxury of time because you‘re accustomed to working at home. However human interaction is not only for pleasure and building connection, it also boost your success and well-being. Here’s why choosing to surround yourself with positive and passionate people matters:
You need an outlet. Your housemates are there to support and understand your needs, but it’s also uplifting to be with professionals, experts, and fellow freelancers who also strive to become better in their careers and same passion as yours. According to renowned entrepreneur Jim Rohn, “You’re the average of the five people you spend most of your time with.” Thus if you want to become a well-rounded person, then it’s advisable to adapt some good traits from diverse people.
You need relevant career advice. Books and online materials are also helpful to give you relevant suggestions in how you can improve your work. That’s different from a person to person conversation because you’ll get suggestions that are like customized reminders and unbiased advice.
In searching online to find answer for your queries, you’re inclined to browse only something that you want and not what you also need to know. There are tips that perfect for a group of people or situation, but not particularly for you. If you go out and have a heart to heart talk with an expert, you know that you’re getting honest and personalized advice.
You need motivation for the change that you desire. It is true that change starts with you and you can do it if you exert effort to find out how. If it happens you talk with results-oriented people, they not only help you through words, but also through actions. They possibly give you recommendations, access or discounts or network where you can find more helps and strong forces.
Apart from these, interacting with variety of individuals let you experience and discover things that will enrich your knowledge in general. Indeed, you have more to learn offline and outside the books.