There is no doubt connecting with others requires energy…and lots of it! In order to have energy to connect, there are some strategies that must be learned.
5 Ways to Use Energy for Connecting
As a leader and a “connector”, we must be willing to take the first step.
It is important to have a plan when you are connecting with someone. It would not be beneficial to you or the other individual if you were not concerned or did not have clarity of mind when trying to connect. It is essential to:
- Know Yourself
- Know Your Audience
- Know Your Stuff
Connecting requires patience. Sometimes, we want to “cut-to-the-chase”. Instead, we should be willing to listen and understand the other person. This is hard to do…especially if there are other things going on!
This concept ties into patience. We need to be concerned about the other person (not our desires) if we are going to connect. Ever been with someone who only talks about himself? You certainly do not want to be this individual if you are trying to connect!
Trying to connect with others certainly drains us of our energy! For this reason, we must take time to recharge.
“The only thing that keeps a man going is energy and what is energy but liking life?”
Connecting is for the self-disciplined individuals. You have to be disciplined in order to connect! And connecting first starts with……..ENERGY!
How important of a role do you think energy plays in connecting with others? Let me know in the comments!