Lately, I have been doing some networking with my new position. Most networking has occurred in group settings with lunches and lots of people. It’s been informative, but a little overwhelming for someone who is not from a business background. I will talk to anyone, but I am working on learning the right things to say to interest people in my business and our big upcoming event. I had my first one on one meeting the other day at Joel’s Coffee Shop, which was a new location for me. It was a really cute shop located in a strip mall that would easily be missed (I did miss it the first time I drove by). However, the inside is what really matters. The barista was a cool, Austin guy who seemed pretty chill at 10:30 am. The overall vibe was warm and welcoming and it wasn’t very crowded, which allowed for a great place to meet and talk. The menu was nicely done in chalk and each suggestion sounded better than the next. In the end, I opted for “Come and Take It” featuring cinnamon and caramel. It was a great choice with two of my favorite ingredients, I knew I couldn’t go wrong. It was served with a foam heart, which was pretty cute. I loved the vibe, the coffee, and my meeting felt like a success. I got some great tips, shared more about my business, and hopefully will be forming a great partnership. I will definitely be hitting up Joel’s Coffee next time I need my fix in that area.