How does social capital and powerful connections help you to be the best possible version of yourself?  The power in YOU is connected to human connection, within your community, your family, your school, and your work.  Your social connections can be one of your most powerful assets.

Four ways to grow your human connection

  1. Anticipate the need for human connection early in your life and deliberately build from there.
  2. Make social connection an explicit part of the decision process when choosing a path —  make life decisions with human connection opportunities in the forefront of your mind.
  3. Social connection must be an integral part of personal growth.
  4. Be your own ‘startup’ in your quest of growing the human connection in your life.

A big differentiator of people is how they promote their social connections. An individual’s best assets are how they nurture and manage their relationships. Successful leaders expand their social capital with their well developed and managed connections.

The power of connection comes with the capacity to be present and connected in a variety of relationships.  The depth of a connection depends on how relationships are utilized, maintained, and developed.

The power in connection is about building relationships.  In every part of one’s life lies the opportunity to develop and nurture social capital and human connection.  You may be a recent college graduate that has connections among family members, fellow graduates, professors and classmates. The passion to connect makes an impact that inspires others to connect. Each direct relationship, potentially connecting you to others, results in an exponential growth in human connection.

Networking is an exercise that develops relationships and connections through mentorship, engagement, and inspiration. A powerful connection brings energy to a person or a group that inevitably leads to an impact that cannot be made alone.  Networking, developing relationships, and social capital are about leading and inspiring people through building relationships.

“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known.”- Brene Brown

Be a powerful you by choosing to live your life, from this day forward, with powerful connections.  Create a powerful life by cultivating powerful connections.

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