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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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Connecting isn’t: • networking • glad-handing • the card shove • “should” • “have-to” • collecting business cards • digital media followers • a numbers game • fake, phony, forced excerpt, Connectivity Canon Can’t wait for more? (either could I!) Get your own copy here, now – read & start…Read More
Try This Think about it: Where do you tend to meet people? How do interactions begin? What becomes of some of them? When you do connect, how does it typically unfold? There are myriad ways to dip your toes into the connecting waters. Try starting within your own neighborhood. When…Read More
“Every transformation has the opportunity to build confidence and capabilities.” – Mary Lue Peck, NSA CEO Connectivity = creating and developing meaningful relationships on purpose with the intent to serve other people. Transformation = to change, usually by choice; life. Opportunity = a possibility that will propel someone, something forward;…Read More
1. Write someone you care about a postcard or letter. They’re waiting to hear from you! Mail is very personal and much more rare these days. It’s make a big impact. 2. Go visit someone. Being with people, face to live face is impactful and truly meaningful. If you think…Read More
Connecting with your audience is key in effectively communicating with people. It’s not about lecturing or talking ‘at’ or ‘to’ someone – it’s about talking with someone. It’s about adding value to their life, not to hear yourself talk. Today I want to share 3 ways you can become a…Read More
Look at your day ahead. Who will you connect with? Why? What’s the purpose of connecting with them? If it’s only to get something from them, try to sell them something, or other banal reason, pause a moment. Rethink: how can I make this usually sterile and perfunctory interaction personal?…Read More
“Children who have been in intergenerational care, every administrator I’ve talked with has said, when our kids go into public school, or regular classrooms, we hear from those schools and principals that they are the best behaved, they are the most accepting of other children with differences, they are more…Read More
Connectivity: why & how to connect with people on purpose, with an intent to serve others. It’s about creating and developing real, human to human relationships. Do you have some challenges you’d really like to resolve? Here’s a short list of what Connectivity can do for you, when you learn…Read More
I met Nellie at a recent conference I was invited to speak at. It was a fun experience to meet her – we had a couple of lively engaging conversations. She’s a perfect example of the fact that there are great connections to be made everywhere! Today I want to…Read More
Worthy excerpts from NYTimes article by Allie Volpe, published 5.6.19 Why You Need A Network Of Low-Stakes Casual Friendships “Taking a few minutes to engage with people we see regularly or joining a group — such as a religious group, a sports team or a hobby meetup — has been…Read More
Close your eyes. Picture yourself in your home. You’re getting ready for work. Maybe you want to go, maybe you don’t. All the same, you’re going. See yourself as the most confident and competent version of yourself. See yourself in whatever clothing makes you feel like a positive force…Read More
The Connectivity framework helps people figure out their why. Why = purpose. From there, it’s all mindset – aka attitude. From there – into strategy & tactics. Here’s the math: (Why + Mindset) + (Strategy + Tactics) = Connecting For the record, there are a few things Connectivity is…Read More