If you're like me, you spend hours on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat (and LinkedIn if you're looking for a job).
When used correctly, social media is amazing. It allows us to easily connect with others who share our ideas and interests.
Personally, I try and use it in order to build communities around my work in a way that provides real value for others. This is a great goal to have, but honestly, I still rely on it a little too much, and I'm assuming I'm not the only one.
We've all forgotten that we're humans. We're social creatures that crave face-to-face connection with others and we need it in order to thrive.
Whether you're looking for new opportunities or a new friend, in-person meetups can help spark a conversation that makes a difference and can shake up the monotony that creeps into everyday life.
I always leave these conversations with a fire under my ass which is why I want to try and meet someone in-person at least once a week.
If you're not used to this, start small by setting up a coffee meeting once a month. It's a great, low-pressure way to meet someone new.
Also, who doesn't like coffee?