Well hello, Monday! I have decided to make you my biotch. I hope this email finds everyone doing fantastic. Sometimes life gets hard, but it sure makes it easier when you have a lot of great people in it. Today we continue to talk about adding value to others.
4. To add value to others I must know and relate to what others value- “When we first meet someone, there is a relationship gap between us. We don’t know them, they don’t know us. Who will be the first to close the gap?” The answer to that question is the one that finds common ground. How do you do that? Here are seven qualities that will help you to do so:
a. Availability- I will choose to spend time with others
b. Listening- I will listen my way to common ground
c. Questions- I will be interested enough in others to ask questions
d. Thoughfulness- I will think of others and how to connect with them
e. Openness- I will let people into my life
f. Likeability- I will care about other people
g. Humility- I will think of myself less so that I can think of others more
Do you go out of your way to connect with others? Do you do your very best to add value to their lives? You might be thinking to yourself, what can I teach people that they don’t already know? I believe that God built each of us with a unique ability to do one thing better than most anyone else. I can sit here and tell you specific lessons that I have learned from my kids, my wife, my parents, my coaches, my co-workers, my friends, professional athletes, the people of Brazil, the postman that used to deliver my mail in Eagle Mountain, several people with disabilities, and the list goes on. The point is, we are valuable! And there is no doubt in my mind that we could add more value to many peoples lives if we made the effort to connect.
Make that freaking effort. The world needs you! I need you!
Connections for days, Cram