Making Connections

Social– Activity: Make Connections

Tim Sanders describes an exercise from his book “The Likeablity Factor” in a post on his blog, Sanders Says, called “Develop a Sincere Interest.” It’s a great way to make connections with the people in your life. Here’s a summary of the steps:

  1. Write down the names of your most frequent contacts.
  2. Write down the interests and hobbies they are passionate about. If you’re not sure, ask them.
  3. Write down the interests and hobbies you are passionate about. The exercise in my post on quality leisure may be helpful.
  4. Note any instersections of shared passions.
  5. Note any contact interests you might enjoy trying yourself.
  6. Note intersections of shared interests between your contacts who may not know each other, and introduce them.

see also Tim Sander’s FiveByFive Exercise: Connect at the passion2passion level

This is one of the weekly activities for a Year of Personal Development.

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