I hear so many people devalue online connections. It’s important to remember that those are living, breathing people behind those Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn names, reaching for connection each in their own way.
It’s about what we do with those connections. You need a little bit of luck, good timing, serendipity, chemistry, and if you do feel a spark of possibility, lots of persistence and showing up. It’s about risking to say what you think, being generous and kind, giving each other the benefit of the doubt, showing appreciation, not taking understanding for granted, continually opening your mind. Building trust takes time, so you need patience.
August 4, 2015