I love being part of the DC Technology community. It’s so great to spend time with local tech entrepreneurs. In all that time, one thing continually amazes me… so many don’t understand that if you want to get something out of a community, you have to give first.
To quote Gary Vaynerchuk, you have to give give give till your face falls off.
If you go into a relationship and you just start asking for favors, people are going to think that you’re a douchebag.
Before you ask for something, you first have to ask how you can help others? Isn’t this super basic stuff? Yet, I hear it all the time!
Find a need that you can serve, jump in, and fill it.