The Mindful Connector Mindset
There is nothing new under the sun. Dale Carnegie was a major influence, in my early 30’s, which is most likely the reason why I was drawn to develop a simple 3 step methodology for cultivating critical connections (a new way of networking) to help new professionals entering the workplace and evolving personally win.
I have had a natural ability to connect since childhood – I would venture to say It’s a God given gift. I don’t flaunt it, as if it were some divine power or anything, because sometimes it catches me off guard and places me in the midst of the elite or in front of an audience I wouldn’t otherwise have privy too, however; that’s not the case for many. It is a blessing and I’m grateful to serve.
So the question is, how do you go about navigating uncharted territory while making connections that matter? Those are the questions Cultivate Critical Connections: 3 Steps to Creating Genuine Relationships answers.
“You can make more friends in two months being interested in other people than in two years trying to get people interested in you.”
– Dale Carnegie
The premise of this work started with my desire to impact college bound students and young adults. Why new professionals, why young adults? I found that for many, they lack the abilities and information about how essential this skill is starting out. Over the years, at the request of my business colleagues and adult friends, I’ve expanded the reach to include adults, businesses and nonprofits because the methodology works for all (people, organizations, and nonprofit leaders) who will practice and perfect it. Dale Carnegie was on to something.