You know those people, the ones who seem to connect with just about anyone anytime anywhere – and without effort. For those of you building your businesses and careers through that human connection (who isn’t?), it is an integral part of your growth to be able to connect. But do you really need to connect with everyone? The answer is simple and powerful all at the same time.
Here’s the deal. It’s all about the focus you put into it.
“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” – Dale Carnegie
I too have struggled with that human connection from time to time and am not as social of a person as many of you may think despite my ubiquitous tendencies. There was a time in my life where someone I respected called me aloof. I thought I was being Minnesota-nice, but I learned from this and have warmed it up over the years. You don’t have to get along with everyone, but you do want your attractor-factor to appeal to more than your top 5 besties. If you do it right, you can expand you influence in all the right directions.
Now for the rest.
Let it go – don’t take it personally if someone doesn’t connect with you. There are all types of people for all types of reasons. The best parting gift I can think of is a smile. You have no idea what is going on in that person’s life and everyone could use a little extra human connection. BUT remain Unforgettable. One of my best friends acted as though she didn’t like me for years. You never know when you are going to need someone different in your life to help you produce different result.
If you’d rather… here are a couple of other fun ideas and neutral gifts everyone would appreciate.
1. Sleep Salve – Link
2. Tension and Head Ache Relief – Past Tense is a distinctive blend of essential oils known to reduce the discomforts associated with tension and stress.
3. Linen Spray to Brighten Anyone’s Mood