I used to be a member of a number of networks, but realised my focus was being spread too thin with little return on my investment. So now my membership is limited to networks where I see value – value for me in addition to where I can add value for others. One such network is Irish International Business Network (IIBN) – an incredible group of entrepreneurs and business professionals with a connection to Ireland. In my experience, it is not memberships that aid or assist the work; it is what you do with the membership, and IIBN affords a platform to do a lot. It is one of the few networks that truly facilitates connectivity among members, fosters and develops the goals of members, and propels members to do better individually and collectively. Through that kind of environment, it is the friendships you develop, the bonds you build, the trust you earn, the skills you demonstrate, the perspectives you garner, the contexts you can utilise for colour, the concerns you address, etc., that aid and assist the work.