8 Ways to Create Connection

Diverse and Casual People and TogethernessWe all crave and desire to be connected to our fellow human beings, but what does it take to really feel that connection? 

Here’s a list of several ways you can increase your connection to others.

  1. Be open and willing to share about yourself and your life. 
  2. Be a trusting person and friend. Stay true to your commitments, honor your word, and follow through with your promises.
  3. Be present with people. Even if you have a million other things you could be doing or thinking about – if someone is in front of you, put them first.
  4. Look for similarities in people, not their differences.
  5. Be curious. Ask a lot of questions and engage people in conversation.
  6. Be patient. Connection takes time.
  7. Be persistent. Just because you didn’t connect with someone the first time you meet them, doesn’t mean there isn’t a chance that relationship can grow into something.
  8. Be connected to yourself, which may seem odd, but the more connected you feel to your authentic/true self the easier it will be to connect to other.

What other ways can you think of that really help to foster a human connection with others? I’d love to know. Please share below.

2 thoughts on “8 Ways to Create Connection

  1. Jan Haas says:

    I think being a good listener is critical to connection. We may be willing to ask questions only to steer the conversation in the way we want it to go. Real connection means listening with an open heart, without an agenda!

  2. Andrea says:

    Great one Jan! Hard to believe I missed it, but there are so many ways we can connect and listening is definitely one of them.

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