Getting involved creates connections

Whenever you get involved in something, it creates connections with other people. The higher the number and depth of connections, the stronger and more grounded you are- whether in business, or socially in a community.

The other night the Jacuzzi was not working at the gym I go to. Some of the people started to talk negatively about the gym and how they were cutting costs. Being a small business owner, I shared this with the manager. (In other words- I got involved.) Later she saw me and we spoke further about it. We talked about the business of the gym. Although, I did not intend it, I now have a new friend and business associate. If I did not get involved, we would likely have never met.

Getting involved almost always brings connections as a side benefit. From one perspective, getting involved creates a reason to engage with people. The connection(s) created are almost always worth the time and energy you expend getting involved.

The thing it reminds me of is making up some reason to talk to a pretty girl I wanted to meet. Getting involved is a nonthreatening reason to talk to people. Once you start talking to them and learning more about them, all kinds of cool things can happen. You can join forces in different ways and create win-win scenarios. You can be friends. You can be business associates. You can go out.

Just have to get over that inhibition and comfort zone long enough to get involved. Could be as easy as saying "hi" while waiting in line. Or paying some one a sincere compliment. Or offering to give someone a hand.

You should be looking for opportunities do these things all the time. You will be shocked with the connections that begin to open up to you.

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