How to Attract Your Tribe Without Even Trying
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Instacart and Klaviyo's Valuation Sale: Grab Your Shares, They're Going Fast – Everything Must Go!
You ever spot a designer bag on sale and think, "Is this for real?"
Well, in the startup world...
Instacart and Klaviyo are now the “on sale” brands!
Remember when Instacart was the billion-dollar grocery darling?
Valued at a cool $39 billion in 2021.
They're rolling back prices! To the tune of $9.3 billion.
Klaviyo’s playing the same tune.
Valued at $9.5 billion in 2022...
They're now dropping the price tag to below $9 billion.
Makes me wonder if they've got a "Clearance" section.
But hey, it’s not all doom and gloom.
Some say it's a strategy.
Price it low, get the stocks flying on day one!
Buzz louder than a New Year's Eve party in Times Square.
In the fast-paced world of IPOs and valuations...
Sometimes it’s not about the price,
But the buzz you create.
For all my deal-seeking marketers and sales aces:
Remember, a markdown today might just mean a windfall tomorrow.
So keep pushing, promoting, and pivoting!
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The Anti-Networking Guide: How to Attract Your Tribe Without Even Trying
Ever felt that sting of dread as you put on that "networking" name tag?
Or that awkward moment at cocktail hours when you're not sure whether to discuss the weather, the last episode of that trending show, or just quietly sip your drink?
You're not alone. And guess what? The most powerful networking strategy I've discovered doesn't involve any of that.
It's simpler than you think.
1) Do interesting things.
2) Share them publicly.
You heard me right! Forget cold emails. Forget rehearsed elevator pitches. Forget frantically updating your LinkedIn every week.
Instead, imagine this scenario:
🎨 You start a little art project on weekends.
📸 You document the process on Instagram.
💌 A local art lover DMs you, totally vibing with your work.
You didn’t search for this person. They came to you, attracted by the genuine passion and curiosity you showcased. Suddenly, you're in the middle of an enriching conversation with a like-minded individual, minus the forced chitchat and fake smiles.
That, dear reader, is the beauty of attraction-based networking.
Here’s the bottom line:
When you do things that genuinely excite you and share them with the world, like-minded individuals get drawn towards your energy. These are the authentic connections, the ones that thrive without needing the crutch of networking jargon and business cards.
So, the next time you think about networking, ask yourself:
"What am I excited about today? And how can I share it?"
Your tribe is out there. Let them find you.
P.S. I'm starting a pottery class next week. Will share my (probably) wonky creations soon. Stay tuned! 😂
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