You probably know people who are smart, ambitious, motivated, and interesting. In eight to ten years, some of those people are likely to become influencers. They may even be company presidents or CEOs.
It’s a lot easier to get to know someone and form a connection early in a person’s career. Breaking into a group of long time executives isn’t going to be very easy. You’ll have a much better time building up that equity early.
So think about who in your network seems to be going places and is really interesting and make a strong connection. Even if they don’t become an influencer, it’ll be an interesting relationship.