What Does Connection Mean to You?
Connections with family near and far. Connections with your Partner.
But what about co-workers, employees or peers, clients, or prospects?
And what about friends?
The old ways of connecting have changed, and because of this, you may be experiencing some sadness, fear of losing a friend, being left out, or anxiety over trying to keep up.
We all get busy and run out of time. Before you know it, you’ve lost connection with an important family member – sometimes unfortunately with some regrets, a really close friend, or even a great client or prospect.
This is where “small” versus “big” comes in.
This is where “What Matters Most” comes in.
Start by making a Priority List of personal contacts: Your partner, sons/daughters, grandchildren, grandparents, people that you would regret if you hadn’t stayed connected or who you really value. Think of friends, your best friend who is always there for you – Are you there for them?
Make a separate list to Include your “Ideal Clients and Prospects.” Who are your TOP 10?
Now look at your list and consider “What Matters Most.” Keep it small and manageable.
What I invite you to consider is how you can make connections that are deeper, more meaningful, and more sincere. Instead of being overwhelmed, sad, or depressed about the situation in which we find ourselves, we need to be positive, find ways to bring JOY into our lives, and in the lives of others, and find ways to stick together and stay connected easily.
Use this as an opportunity to get creative. Think of 3 different ways that you can connect more creatively, to keep those that are really important to you close.
Make a commitment to do one of those actions a day.
Set an intention for your connections each and every day – it could just be one person each day!
Make it a HABIT, e.g., before you have lunch, or at 4:00, you will have connected with 1-2 people who are on your priority list.
Try to make those meaningful connections with work colleagues, clients, and prospects.
Remember – this is not about BIG gestures – it’s about small and meaningful actions to stay connected with those who matter most.
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