A song for every networker
You know that feeling of dread before social events? Or the voice that cries “get me outta here!” when you’re forced to talk to new people? Yeah, everyone gets that at some point and now there’s a song to let you know that you’re not alone. Alessia Cara describes the scene that we all find ourselves in periodically.
I’m sorry if I seem uninterested
Oh I’m not listenin’, oh I’m indifferent
Truly I ain’t got no business here
But since my friends are here, I just came to kick it
Even the most seasoned socializers (read: networkers) have to prepare themselves for what’s to come. Even as your most authentic self, you’ve got to be in game mode. Carrying conversations with new people can be exhausting and challenging. Whether you’re going to a BBQ or a conference, there are times when really all you want to do is be around familiar faces. As Cara says so perfectly:
And I know you mean only the best and your
Intentions aren’t to bother me, but honestly I’d rather be
Somewhere with my people, we can kick it and just listen to
Some music with a message, (like we usually do)
And we’ll discuss our big dreams, how we plan, to take over the planet
Tell me you haven’t been there before.