Posts by Ginger Johnson

Elements of Connectivity Part 5: Pursue Your Path

Maps. Paths. Plans. Strategy.   As a Connector, having a strategy is key.  Why do you want to connect with people, to begin with – which started us off – launches the strategic thinking for connectors. Why indeed. You’ve got a lot of places you can go, things to do, people to see, ways to…

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Elements of Connectivity Part 4: Y In The Road

Once you’ve decided to make the First Move  – and done it – then you’ve reached the Y In The Road. The Y is the juncture where you get to make a choice: Do I stay (keep going, continue to see where this first move can go) or do I go (move on, there are…

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Elements of Connectivity Part 3: First Move

First Move The very first action you make in attempting to connect with someone is a First Move. Want to strike up a conversation with someone at a conference? How about order a drink from a bartender? What about ask for directions or recommendations from a hotel concierge or someone walking down the same street…

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Elements of Connectivity Part 2: Mindset

Mindset When I was a little girl, once in a while my parents would sit me down and tell me I needed an attitude adjustment. What they were seeing, that I was not, was that my attitude was off. That instead of being happy or helpful or whatever, I was cranky or crabby, without a…

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Elements of Connectivity Part 1: Why

Why. Our vision, our purpose. It’s the number one element of Connectivity and the first step we take toward becoming a connector. To get clear we must dedicate time to doing so. Here’s what I recommend. Reserve 30 minutes on your calendar, on a set time and day on a weekly basis. Once you’ve reserved…

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What Are Your Biggest Connecting Challenges?

Tell me: what are your biggest connecting challenges? Do you struggle with knowing how to walk into a room and meet someone new? Are you letting your vert status hold you back (i.e. you identify as an Introvert)? Are you unsure how to open a conversation? Is not knowing anyone in a ‘new’ room daunting…

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Connecting Is An Art

Art: (noun) the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance. Years ago when I was a middle school art teacher, I can distinctly recall many a discussion around the following question: “What is art?” The query was always guaranteed to drive lively…

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Learn How To Swim

Züc surprised himself. He’s really clear on his intentions in life: to always be close to his sister. To always know where his humans are. And to always be in a state of happiness, usually play, when not napping, chasing stuff or eating. So he surprised himself when he learned how to swim. We were…

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Start Learning How To Connect

If you want to become a connector – or a better connector – here are some tactics to employ today. 1. Greet people you meet in your every day life. Say hello to the grocer, to the checker, to the sanitation hauler, to the next person in line. 2. Smile. Make it a habit. A…

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Trust Yourself, Have Faith

I was sitting at my desk and wondering, “do I go ahead and send this person an invite?” The invite is to an event I’m hosting – the person is someone I’ve known for almost a decade. “Of course you do, Ginger! They want to know what you’re up to.” “Hmmm… I don’t know. Do…

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