When you want to connect with anyone, ask this simple question first: “How can I help?”
Connecting requires a couple things, such as: asking; courage; and not coming across as an opportunist who only cares about themselves. People sometimes have trouble connecting because they are SO focused on what THEY want. It never occurs to them to ask: “What does the OTHER PERSON want?”
Instead, ask: What’s in it for THEM?
Why should the person you’re trying to connect with care about you, UNLESS you show up with a reason that should make them care? Your Opportunities are important to you. The way you see the world is important to you. But that doesn’t mean anyone should care about what is important to you, especially if they don’t know you. No matter who someone is, there is likely an area of their Life where they are completely broken and lost.
The facade of someone being “important” or “special” goes away when you’re sitting with a billionaire, or a famous athlete, musician, politician that has an area of their life where they are not only messed up, but doing things that would publicly be perceived of as “bad”… AND they are hurting themselves (and sometimes other people). This is the type of experience that gives you a whole other perspective on humanity.
What helps me to connect is the ability to identify suffering in other people, and to ask myself: “How can I help reduce or remove that suffering?”
by Joe Polish
Founder of Genius Network
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