Home runs are fun. With a swing of the bat there is scoring in quick, exciting fashion. A strategy, however, that is singularly focused on hitting home runs is flawed. It completely ignores other means of production.
The same is true of networking. Landing a home run contact is fun and exhilarating. As uplifting as this might be, however, chasing these people exclusively is a mistake.
Know this… everyone has productive potential for you. The “home run” contact. The “slide into 2nd” person. Even, the “base on balls” guy.
In networking, just as in baseball, do not limit your means of production. While, home runs are exciting, remember that singles score runs too.