5 Day Connecting Challenge

Last January, I launched the first-ever 5 Day Connecting Challenge.

An intrepid group of people decided to join me and we sallied forth into becoming better Connectors.

What’s a Connector?

Someone who connects with people on purpose with a service mindset.

They’re out to change the world by creating and developing relationships that change their lives.

They’re game changers and doers, in all sorts of ways.

Being a connector has changed my life and I want to share what I’ve learned with you.

And, for the record, I didn’t start out this way.

People ask me, “How do you do it – How do you know so many people? How do you meet people?”

It’s a muscle like any other; it takes focused time, effort and attention.

And it’s NOT networking. (That’s the tip of the iceberg.)

Connectors turn your world upside down, in incredible ways!

We’re talking about going deep – learning how to be a better person by being a great connector.

Connectors make our world go, they move and change and do.

Do you want to be a Connector?

Then join us.

I can show you how.

Starting Monday October 29th, for 5 days in a row, we’ll rally ‘round Connecting together.

For 5 days, I’ll send you an email with specific instructions on how to dig into the Challenge, with guidance from me, on how to build your connecting muscles and skills.

  • You’ll learn the 7 Elements of Connectivity – the clear framework that outlines specific steps.
  • You’ll start to see how easy and comfortable it can be.
  • And, like many others who start to see what being a Connector can mean for your life, your confidence grows with every interaction.

The investment is your time, energy, focus and intent to Do This.

It’s a free Challenge.

It’s only for you IF you’re willing to invest the time, energy and focus required.

I want to give it to you. No strings.

DO NOT sign on if you’re only going to go halfway.

If you want to join me, reply directly to this post in the comments below with “I’m In!”

That’s it.

You’ll be among a special group of people who want to learn how to be a Connector.

If you’re already a Connector, Great! The Challenge will further improve your skills.

For those who find the 5 Day Connecting Challenge meaningful, there’ll be available options on the last day to help you keep moving forward toward Connectivity Mastery.

If you want to learn how to become a Connector, as well as how to become a Better Connector, comment now.

And yes, if you think of friends, cohorts and colleagues who would also benefit from this Challenge, please feel very free to encourage them to sign up as well.

Thanks for being connected with me. I appreciate your time, attention and engagement. See you soon.

It’s a great day to connect,


p.s. I’ve got loads of videos on Connectivity on my YouTube channel

p.s.s. Are we connected on LinkedIn yet?

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If you want to write, write.

If you want to speak, speak

If you want to dance, dance.


Whatever you want to do, do it.


Will you make excuses or will you do what you want to do?

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 the same everyday activities that can handicap communication? What happens when you speak different languages?

The words this post starts with are just that: western medical words.

  • To me: they’re jargon that requires defining. To those in the industry, they do not.

I’ve seen words show up on my various medical forms, records and reports that are unfamiliar and have no accompanying helpful – often critical – definitions. When this has happened, I’ve even brought it to my primary care doc’s attention. Nothing changed when I suggested that, to improve critical understanding between us, they include definitions with these reports.

Case in point: every few years my doc recommends I have blood work done. We can apparently tell a great deal about our health from blood work. Great – I’m all for good health and knowing what I can do to take care of myself better.

Are you committed to speaking the same language?

What I’m not for is that the lingo jargon native to western medicine (and any industry) foreign to me not being explained, with no effort on the part of the provider to teach me. This would make me a better client as well.

What gives, medicine?

It’s maddening at best, dangerous at worst. And lopsided all around.

Connectivity requires strong, open, direct communication. A request by a patient to the provider to supply a terminology guide is a pretty darn small request – and life changing for sure. Connectivity is listening FIRST – finding out how to best serve the ones we choose to serve. It isn’t negating ideas because they’re inconvenience, they’ve “never been done that way before” or any other excuse.

Connectors want open direct honest communication; they foster it, keep learning how to improve and grow so they can even better serve outwardly.

It’s disconcerting that my doc and the practice the doc is part of isn’t more welcoming and proactive to this suggestion. How many thousands or millions of people get blood drawn and analyzed each year? What are the ramifications for one health care blood savvy pro to take this idea and run with it, thereby better serving their clients AND the entire professional industry?

The key is that both parts of this simple equation must be proactive, equally concerned and vested in creating a solution; it can’t be lopsided or you’ll be where I am…. and I still don’t know what everything means.

  • If you’re in the health care arena and know of a guide for me to demystify my blood work results paperwork, I’d love a link. Share it below for all of us to use.
  • If you’re not and you see this massive opportunity, go for it! Let me know how I can support your endeavor to help us all be our bloody best.