Skip main navigation

Hurry, only 11 days left to get one year of Unlimited learning for £249.99 £174.99. New subscribers only. T&Cs apply

Find out more

The Check In, ‘Thinking Of You’

AllBright. Sisterhood Works. Everyday you. Watch Susan McPherson, CEO Mcpherson Strategies, invite you into a new daily habit, the check-in.

Remember Susan’s story of when she watched her parent’s make cuttings and send them to their friends and professional network? Susan’s invitation here is for you to do the same, only a slightly modernised version. Pick four to five people from your network that you would like to reconnect with, then send them a ‘thinking of you’ text message, email or Instagram DM.

Pace yourself, give two weeks to get in touch with each individual and take your time to consider what it is you wish to reach out with. This message will be free of any agenda or expectation, and will act simply as a feeling of your thoughts being with them, with the focus on them, not you. This challenge will allow you to integrate your learning for this chapter. Harnessing the energy of ‘what can I give?’ in simple daily checking in messages will normalise this more meaningful way of connecting to the women in your network.

Share your experience of this in the comments below.

This article is from the free online

Sisterhood Works: How to Build a More Meaningful Network

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Reach your personal and professional goals

Unlock access to hundreds of expert online courses and degrees from top universities and educators to gain accredited qualifications and professional CV-building certificates.

Join over 18 million learners to launch, switch or build upon your career, all at your own pace, across a wide range of topic areas.

Start Learning now