For the past 3 years I’ve been signing off messages with the phrase: “Be connected”.
Sure it’s great advice and has significant meaning to me, but does it really matter to anyone else? I think so. Here’s why.
To be connected is to be dialed into to the many aspects of life. It’s not just that because you have a message from me I want you and I to feel a connection. It’s deeper. Much deeper. It’s about awareness.
There are so many things to which we can (and some of them should) be connected. During TEDx Detroit 2009 I delivered a presentation entitled “6 Degrees of Connectedness” where I pontificated that not only does 6 degrees of separation look at things backwards, but that there are 6 areas of life to which we need be connected. Those 6 areas are:
Self- This is the part that focuses on knowing who you are
Others- This looks at the importance of relationships outside of ourselves
Planet- Simple, it’s the only one we have and we’d better keep taking better care of it
Technology- Without it, you wouldn’t be reading this or doing scads of other things you do every day
Universe- Understanding that you are the master of your universe is a key pillar to success
Bliss, although I think I may change this to purpose moving forward- Both of these look at the real reason of “Why YOU are here”
Each topic above has several subtopics included. The video will help lay it out. I have a bunch of audio clips on each sub topic that I promise to share, or transcribe or make into a book at some point.
What are you most connected to right now?
What do you want to be more connected to?
I look forward to hearing from you.