You never know where a great conversation can take you. It can wake up old thoughts that you didn’t realize you missed, inspire you to take action on dreams, or just remind you that you’re not alone in the world.

People that know me personally, know that I drink a lot of coffee. Cafes and coffee shops are always my go-to. So much so, that I’m often invited out for various events with the staff. One of the greatest things in life is connecting with other people. Not just surface-level connections, but real and honest connections that go deep. Sharing dreams, aspirations, ambitions, loss, and victories with people that care for each other. Even if they haven’t known one another for very long.

If you have the ability to connect with people easily, consider it a gift. And use that gift as often as you can. If you don’t connect easily with people, work on it. Just talk to some strangers. But don’t be weird and creepy.

I went to a friend’s Christmas Eve party last night and quickly made friends with some amazing people that are doing really amazing things. One of those people recently got a piece of legislation passed in PA regarding animal rights. An influencer and a doer. Another conversation went down the road of positive thinking. A nice piece of advice that came of that conversation was in regard to this very topic of connecting with people. The advice was, “Shut-up, listen, and feel.” 

I talked previously about the importance of creativity, and a good conversation is one way to really give your creativity momentum. You really never know who you are talking to and who that person may know. That might just be the connection you need to get your idea for your business off the ground. That doesn’t mean to only network and talk with people because of what they may provide for you. If your honest intent with connecting is connecting and only connecting, you’ll find real connections.

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.” – John Donne

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