The one thing I wish I’d been told about networking

I used to think I had networking all figured out.

I read ‘How to Talk to Anyone’ by Leil Lowndes from cover to cover. From ‘flooding smiles’ to ‘epoxy eyes’ to ‘the big baby pivot’ I had all the little tricks sussed and for a long time everything was great. I got over my stage fright, spoke to strangers and got a ton of business cards.

But something was still bugging me.

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One Macguffin Please

Why writing would be boring without mythical items, plot twists and things that make no sense.

Growing up I thought Power Rangers was one of the best shows ever but as time went by I started to realise there was a fairly common pattern to the episodes. This typically began with a new enemy appearing, the rangers failing to beat it, then they would find some mythical item or new way to merge their Zords (aka giant robots) and suddenly they’d be able to win.

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