“I define connection as the energy between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they give and receive without judgement; when they derive sustenance and strength from relationship.” —Dr. Brene Brown
It doesn’t matter what you do for a living—it’s authentic connection that gets the goods.
You might think that success in business is about having a great product, awesome marketing, or fantastic leadership skills. And while it’s true that those things help, the number one factor in success comes down to your ability to forge authentic connections with others.
In fact, authentically connecting with others positively impacts the work you do in every possible way. You become a better leader, and communication with your team, colleagues, and clients improves. The results are immensely gratifying.
But that raises the question—what does authentic connection really look like?
Some of the major factors include:
- Being present in the moment with whomever you’re with
- Listening with your full attention
- Maintaining honesty and openness in your sharing
- And being yourself, even when it means being vulnerable
The good news is, once you’ve decided that you want authentic connection in your relationships, you’ll notice it happens quite naturally.
That’s why today we’re looking at three powerful ways authentic connection benefits your business.