Archive for July 2018

Common Mistakes In Connecting

Biggest mistake is the thinking that Networking = Connecting. It does not. Networking came along (modern version) with the intent to build “social capital.” That is, using your relationships to build your life. Connecting is way more than that, with a much bigger purpose. Connecting is about giving, not getting. You don’t connect to get…

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Common Parlance

Alternative Medicine Pre-existing conditions Risk Corridors What parlance is native to your life? What words, jargon, phrases and sayings are common in your everyday activities? Chances are high that if you speak a language, you’re around others who do, so you share the comprehension. What happens, then, when you’re around others who do not share…

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Are You The Person To Help Others?

“I want to be the person to help you.” – Pamela Czerny These words came out of her mouth, directly right at me, at a recent connecting meeting. We’d seen each other only two times prior to a one on one get together. As we both asked each other questions and shared in return, I…

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Where Do You Make Connections?

Connections can begin anywhere, literally. From Capitol Hill to the breakfast table… Think of some of the people you know: where did you meet them? When I cogitate this very question, I find it fascinating to track the chain of custody back to the very first interaction (aka First Move). How and where did we…

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What Are Your Expert Signposts?

Once in a while I read something that really resonates with me. Since I read so many books, often the resonation originates in a printed book. One of those books for me this year is Brendon Burchard’s The Millionaire Messenger.  I first checked out the book at my local library, after a frolleague recommendation. Then,…

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First Move In Connecting

A first move is the first point of contact. If you’re already a connector, you may know this to be true: what’s the first attempt to actually engage someone else, in person? You can be ready with safe, conversational, pleasant topics to discuss if you wish – like if you meet someone in the grocery…

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10 Tips 10 Days

10 Tips 10 Days for Connectivity Set a goal. Connect with a set number of people, each day, week, month, year. I set the goal of connecting with 2 – 5 people every week in 2108 and am on a solid track in the doing. Read. Reading builds expertise, expands your world view, provides conversation…

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How Connectivity Relieves Struggle

If you’re struggling to ________, connect with someone who can help. Struggle isn’t glorious or grand or romantic. It’s exhausting. If you are struggling with Some Thing, reach out and find someone who can help you. Myriad options abound for all sorts of assistance, getting-unstuck, finding help, joy and encouragement. Connect to move forward. This…

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Qualified Events

Qualified events, in current Western medical system speak, means a change of life circumstances. How beautifully applicable this term is for Connectors as well. What are your qualified events? How have you changed your life lately to better, improve, alter and otherwise adjust your life circumstances? What may be coming up for you, that you…

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Your Labyrinth Of Connectivity

“Make your labyrinth bigger.” – Bruce Gunther I heard Mr Gunther speak at a gala. What I wrote down from his talk was the above quote. What the context was, precisely, I don’t recall. What I like about it is that it’s a great way to think about connectivity – the visual and idea of the…

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