I have always balked at the idea of networking. The word itself makes me shiver with dread. Socializing? Socializing about…business? I’m a creative, what do I know about business? What I have I got to offer other business people? Suits? All I have are t-shirts? I’m a videographer, I produce videos for those people that do the networking – I’m not enough of a business person to be in that world. I’m not good at networking – that’s not for me. I don’t belong.

I’ve recently been lucky enough to be dragged out of bed at 5am several days in a week for work. Now, ordinarily that would be a special kind of torture for me, but on each of these occasions I can assure you it was well and truly worth it.