Some people enjoy networking events and others, well, not so much. If you fall in the category of I’m-only-doing-this-because-I-know-it’ll-be-good-for-me-in-the-long-run category, read on …

Instead of attending the event with the goal to meet as many people as you can, try a different approach. We’re talking baby steps, so we know you can do it. Ready? Meet three new people.

Remember it’s about building relationships, so meet three new people and get to know a little about each of them. It’ll be a much more enjoyable event, you won’t have this heavy weight on your shoulders, and you may just enjoy yourself. Imagine that!