The 3 best ways to connect with others and ourselves
There's a moment when we are interacting with someone. All of a sudden, our understanding of that person in front of us shifts from an intellectual idea to a feeling in our heart. It’s a feeling of connection and empathy.
What is the best way to connect with people? I’ve broken it down into three simple steps.
- Awareness. Have awareness as we interact with each other. If we say something inappropriate, if we do something inappropriate or if we know we're going in a direction that is not beneficial the first first step is always awareness.
- The next step is acceptance. We must accept where we are, we must accept what has happened.
- Number three, we must have courage. Courage, coming from the Latin word for “core”, meaning from the heart. We must have courage to think differently.
How often do we get into fixed ways of viewing others and fixed ways of viewing ourselves?
What my keynotes are about is giving ourselves permission to see others differently and to see ourselves differently. To do that takes courage and connection.