A network starts out with friends and acquaintances. You meet someone, a neighbor or co-worker, they have skills and connections different then yours. When you are need of that skill you have someone to reach out to. Making connections and building relationships creates a valuable network. You always have someone to turn to in need. It takes effort to keep a relationship, work at it and ensure you are surrounding yourself with people who make you stronger and a better person.
Another important way to increase your network and receive support is to join associations, clubs, organizations, and continue to participate in classes, training and lectures. The variety of jobs and locations I performed over the years has led to a very diverse and professional network and has enhanced my life.
I look forward to who will enter into my life next.