Let’s start here: Anyone who wants to connect, can.
– Connectivity Canon, page 20
It could be a stretch to use the word “anyone” in the statement above.
All the same, use it I did and with a lot of thought behind if it’s the right word – if I truly mean anyone – or not.
I do and I did.
Connectivity: connecting on purpose with a service mindset.
Anyone can connect with someone else on purpose.
And anyone can have a service mindset.
Both of these may seem bold. I simply believe them to be fundamental. In order to want to connect with someone else, in order to create and develop a relationship, we must want to do so first. Simultaneously, we must have the right mindset to do so.
When I was writing the Canon, I wanted to have the words inside inspire, motivate and move the reader to action. Desire – the wanting to connect with other people – is the very first consideration. It’s the Why that I cover in the book as well, the Why I get asked to speak about and share, the Why that drives us forward.
Why = meeting people on purpose. When we know our why, we get in motion.
We then bring Mindset into the picture, setting our mind to match our intention of purpose and start building momentum.
Both are necessary: Why + Mindset. It’s the reason the Why + Mindset are the first part of the book and why they’re included in the Elements and Concepts covered as well. Without one, the other is bereft – unmoored and not complete-ly ready to move you forward. You’re not ready to connect unless you have them both in place.
Figure out your Why: Your purpose for wanting to create and develop relationships. Then figure out what Mindset is necessary for you to do so: objective, willing and positive.
The book covers all of this. You can get your copy or keep reading and digging around here on the site. Do both. We’ve also published videos on YouTube on Connectivity. Check those out as well – feel free to share them forward.
Remember, Anyone who wants to connect, can.
It starts with Why, then Mindset. The rest of the Elements of Connectivity follow.