The more people that you meet and can connect with will connect you with more and more people

Keywords: journalism , reflection

You never really know where life will take you or what you will need. Having a network of people that you can rely on if you need something is really important. I have done my best to network not just as a journalist but also just as a person. It feels good to be there for others when they need you and it feels good knowing that they will be there for you when you need them.

https://mdstella21.com/2021/05/13/a-reflection

Update about related sites

This is a small update about the related sites shown in the sidebar of this site at right (near the bottom).

Up until now, these site were primarily “business” oriented (and you can still see their RSS feeds by visiting the “Business Networks” site). Now, the sites listed here will be more focused on individuals, personality, individual’s behaviors, views, perspectives, etc.

Accordingly, this site itself will be even more focused on actually building connections (and in particular: personal connections). In other words: I think I will mainly list information about people who explicitly express a wish to connect with others.

If you are also interested in other aspects of life related to connecting with other people, please also check out (and / or follow) those other related sites listed in the right-hand column.

Thanks!

Those we rely on to support our decision making, to help us do a better job at work, to answer our technical questions, to share our knowledge of a new innovation on a project – all of these circles have shrunk

Keywords: knowledge , resilience , adaptability , connections , engagement , knowledge management , mindset

Our diversity of accessible knowledge we trust – that has lessened.

Not deliberately, but gradually and unknowingly – I feel I am poorer.

I’d bet most of us work in jobs that are inherently about our knowledge and experiences. Gaining more knowledge and experience leads us to more fulfilling work, maybe promotions, maybe different roles – a sense of purpose and worth. Sharing these with others for their benefit and the benefit of their work often gives us joy. Now the source of those gains is smaller, now our capacity to share is reduced are we still growing and developing as we want to?

With #WFH and virtual meetings becoming the new normal, we’ve put together some tips that will help you navigate the dance of building new social and professional connections, even if the first time you meet your new friends is through a screen

Keywords: business , culture , guides

When you establish yourself as the host, you become the point person to go to. This opens up more opportunities for you to be the main point of contact for other new entrants. In both professional and social settings, this accelerates the rate of expanding your social circle and empowers you to organise future events or bond the community.

https://singaporeglobalnetwork.gov.sg/stories/business/the-secret-to-building-networks-quickly-in-a-new-place-wfh-edition

Hello, Strangers! :)

Yesterday I posted a really neat-o article, that sort of describes TEH BIG IDEA behind this site. We are all connected — in myriads of ways. Louis (Jett = @JettWriter 😉 ) mentioned (indirectly) a podcast in her article, and so she connected me to that. At the end of the podcast, there was a little mention (ad) of another podcast provided by the same company (and which I have listened to before too — but not for a while, and so there was a sort of re-connection made [even though I don’t think I will take that other podcast up again, because it ultimately became simply plain vanilla mainstream stuff, and began to bore me because it was actually not enlightening, strictly speaking] ).

And today I want to do something also a little out-of-the-ordinary … mainly because something quite out-of-the-ordinary happened. Two people I follow (neither of whom I have ever met (at least AFAIK 😉 ), posted very particular thoughts — which were very similar — at pretty much the exact same time! And they aren’t strangers to me (because I follow their writing), but I don’t know them (per se). And they don’t know each other (again: AFAIK). So Caralyn, meet Velda! Velda, meet Caralyn!

I certainly had to unlearn a lot of deeply, deeply engrained bad habits that were slowly destroying my mind, body and soul.

https://beautybeyondbones.com/2020/07/16/5-unhealthy-habits-i-quit

I can remember to be kind to myself when letting go of an idea too.

https://legendofvelda.com/2020/07/16/on-never-giving-up

There are many fascinating points of the juxtaposition of these ideas (and please: do yourself the favor of clicking through to the full articles! 😉 ). I agree with many points — and that is what I wish to underscore. Whether there are some points I might disagree with doesn’t really matter all that much — and I probably don’t disagree as much as I simply don’t know.

If you would like to learn more about my own ideas related to connections, networking, information on the Internet, etc. please feel free to follow some of my other blogs — e.g. contextual.news.blog. Let me warn you, however, that not everyone always agrees with me — and that’s perfectly OK, too!

ps: hat tip to Rodolfo Clix (via Velda’s post) for the bright photo / idea 😀