Connections Matter More Than Anything
If you’ve listened to any of my videos or interviews, then I guarantee you’ve heard me say “Connections Matter More Than Anything.” Today, I want to talk to you about why that phrase means so much to me.
More than 10 years ago a friend of mine Jesse Korman taught me that saying. We were in a seminar, and when he looked out to the crowd from the stage, he saw 100 people around him filled with love, filled with inspiration, filled with ideas. And what he said in that moment was “Connection Matters More Than Anything.” I will forever remember that moment. And ever since he taught me that, I started paying attention to all the connections that I have with people, connections with nature, connections with my business associates, community members, and my family. I started up-leveling those connections, paying attention more, giving each one of them more time, and just being intentional in taking those connections to the next level. And I live that moment every single day.
We just went through a pandemic and during the pandemic people missed connection so much, they took to Social Media platforms like TikTok, Instagram, Clubhouse, and Zoom to feel connected more. Now that we’re starting to come out the other side, what I’m seeing is that we are connected even more than pre-pandemic. People are taking those connections they made online and are now meeting face to face. Airports are packed, people are traveling, and people are connecting! People are appreciating the value of human connection more than they ever have. We are all realizing how much we took for granted the ability to see friends, family, and loved ones. How much being able to connect with each other helps us feel and be happy.
The warm feeling of human connection is so important to maintaining our overall emotional and physical health. Dozens of studies have shown that people who have meaningful relationships are happier, have fewer health problems, and live longer. Connection helps fight depression and helps us live longer. Human connection, social and business connection, connection to nature, connection to our pets are all important aspects to living a happy and fulfilling life. Without them, we become depressed, isolated, and develop long-term health problems both mentally and physically.
A lot of people ask me what are some of the ways that I connect in the world because I’m connected to some of the highest-level leaders around the globe. And I’ll tell you it didn’t happen overnight, but I put it on my vision board. I made it a plan to want to connect with these people, people I looked up to. And now I’m in masterminds with them and I’m in circles with them and during COVID we were even jumping on clubhouse and seeing each other. We were on Clubhouse together for hours at a time, just connecting. I built so many new connections during the pandemic on Clubhouse as well, and I’m connecting with them in person now that I can! I was just in Vegas and Dallas and met a ton of people I met on Clubhouse. Even though I felt like I already knew them, because of our conversations on Clubhouse, it was such an incredible experience to actually meet them face to face. I now have more amazing connections, new friendships, and opportunities because of Clubhouse and I am extremely grateful for these opportunities to connect on a human level.
I’m sharing this with you today so that you’re paying attention to the connections that matter most in your life. Think about your family, your friends and loved ones, your pets, and even the connections you made online during the pandemic. My challenge to you is to connect more with them and let them know just how important they are to you! Take it a little bit further and think of the connections you would like to have. Create a Connection Vision Board and put those people on your Vision Board, imagine those people in your life, and work towards creating and building those connections!
Need a little help creating a Vision Board? I have developed a course through my Passion Project Share Happiness Now, where I show you exactly how to create one with a vision and a purpose! Click here for the course! Share Happiness Now Vision Board Course.
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