How many truly deep connections do you have?
This past week has been a whirlwind. I have been on the road speaking at the NYSIR Symposium in Tarrytown, NY and I also attended the Global Leadership Summit (GLS) here in Rochester, NY at Roberts Wesleyan College. While at the Summit, I heard many incredible speakers, but listening to Vanessa Van Edwards talk about the different levels of human connection got me thinking about my own relationships. How do I develop deeper connections with others? In the #CJJblog this week, I give you a baker’s dozen (PLUS a bonus tip) of questions you can ask others to take your relationship with them to that next (deeper) level. Which one is your favorite?
- What is the highlight of your day?
- What is a personal passion project you are currently working on?
- Do you have anything exciting coming up in your life?
- What’s your story? (Pro tip: it’s best to ask extroverts this question)
- What has lit your fire recently?
- What is currently your biggest goal?
- What book/TV/movie character is most like you?
- How do you feel most understood?
- What is something most people don’t know about you?
- If you really knew me, what would you know about me?
- What life experience(s) have most shaped your life?
- Who is your hero?
- What are you most proud of?
- (BONUS TIP): Write the book you wish you could read
Did You Know? Coach spent a few days in Tarrytown, NY at the NYSIR Symposium and got some great feedback. Here is a testimonial he received from an attendee: “As the mother of a Special Needs son, I especially enjoyed Keynote Speaker Coach Jim Johnson’s presentation, I found it to be uplifting, inspiring, and enjoyable.”
Life Tip #17: Attend seminars, conferences, and clinics improve your knowledge in your field.