This is one form of connection I have in my life, my blog – the ability to connect with people I have never met but portraying myself in a way that you can’t help but feel as if you know me

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Connections to me are the people who know when and how to gently ease themselves into your daily life, their words or faces sitting in the palm of our hands, knowing what to say and when to say it. They don’t need to be encouraged to connect with you, they don’t need to be reminded of your situation and the potential hardship you’re facing – common sense says we’re all facing it, some worse than others. It’s the intangible yet undeniable connection with friends and family who know you inside out, who know the steps you have taken to get where you are now and the reasons for where you are at this very moment in time. It’s an inherent level of understanding.

https://byalexandriarae.wordpress.com/2020/05/15/i-just-wanted-to-make-sure-youre-ok

I don’t know, but let’s find out

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  1. No one ever changed their perspective by spending time with only people who are exactly like them. If you are a leader, you may find that you’re coming out ahead in power imbalances, so do what you can to seek out others.
  2. Share the foundations first. When offering plans for next steps, always come prepared to share how you got there. Letting others know that you have done some thinking, gives them the courage to ask you to think about other things as well.
  3. Don’t rush the unknown. No one likes being unsure of what to do next, but when we rush through uncertainty it can lead us to solutions that are limited in their effect on the problem. Get comfortable with growth mindsets and fearless exploration.
  4. Listen twice as much as you speak. One of the characteristics that all my favorite leaders have in common is their thirst for information. They ask questions from everyone, they comment last, and they do their best to disagree constructively.
  5. https://josepha.blog/2020/03/04/the-power-of-vulnerability

Melissa wants to put her heart out there because when times are tough we have to try and connect

We have try and communicate even when our hearts are heavy and our minds are thick with bad weather. When the darkness clouds our minds we have to speak. Its important to say our truth. Its important to shout it regardless of who is listening and what judgment may follow. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again our truth is our power.

https://thegreylavender.wordpress.com/2020/03/01/to-the-person-questioning-what-do-i-do-now-what-do-i-become-next