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August 28, 2017
Journey to Growth - Connection
August 18, 2016
It’s not enough just to work hard. It’s not enough to do a great job. To be successful in everything you do, you need to learn to communicate in a way that connects with others.
It may seem like some people are just born with it, the fact is anyone can learn how to make every communication an opportunity for a powerful connection.
Today I would like to introduce a book by John Maxwell" "Everyone Communicates Few Connect"
This book shares the Five Principles and Five Practices to develop the crucial skill of connecting, including:
Finding Common Ground,
Keeping Your Communication Simple,
Capturing People’s Interest,
Staying Authentic in all Your Relationships.
The ability to connect with others is a major determining factor in reaching your full potential. It’s no secret! Connecting is a skill you can learn and apply in your personal, professional, and family relationships.
Reflect on these questions:
What is your personality style?
How did you relate to people in the past?
What can you do differently to improve your close relationships?
Author's Personal Story (Part 7):
Upon the sudden death of my husband and other losses over a decade ago, I expected my family and friends to understand my situation exclusively. I made the assumption that they should know what I needed, wanted and felt and demanded support from them unreasonably.
As a result, I lost support from some of them and ended a few long term close relationships.
Fortunately, God's grace saved me. I received the right kind of help from many good Christians. Through them I began to know God. Gradually, I started a decade of personal growth journey with the strong desire to become a better person.
When I studied John Maxwell's book""Everyone Communicates Few Connect", I began to understand that the key to my failure at that time was my self- centeredness.
I learned that in order to be effectively connected with others; I needed to become a person who is trustworthy, caring and loving. In this life journey I needed to work my way to becoming the kind of person others can depend on.
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