Learn How You Can Build Deep And Lasting Connections
“Time to you is not time to everyone else. What might just be a passing smile to you could save someone’s life.”
— Sean Stephenson
Highlights of the episode:
- Sean starts his talk with an incredible story of how a passing moment for him turned into a moment of saving someone’s life
- He explains the currency of connections and how the responsibility of creating powerful connections falls on yourself
- Sean shares an anecdote of how the power of your energy can shift your reality and help build deeper connections
- “We teach people how to treat us—” He explains how to utilize this fundamental truth in your life starting now
- Four lessons of building connections Sean picked up from former President of the United States, Bill Clinton
- Three lessons Sean learned from the His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
- The true definition of listening is more than simply lending an ear to a conversation — Sean shares what it truly means to listen
- The three things Sean learned from observing Richard Branson, which you can start implementing in your life
- Sean explains the difference between confidence, arrogance, humility, and shyness including a strong tip on how to navigate each emotion when in conversation
- Building connections start as an equal exchange; Listen how Sean plays a game of “ping-pong” with his friend Shannon
- The final step to building deeper and lasting connections is a habit you can start implementing today and it begins with the exercise of giving praise
People mentioned in the episode:
- Vishen Lakhiani
- Lisa Nichols
- Former US President, Bill Clinton
- Joe Polish
- Engage Today
- His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama
- Richard Branson
In the episode, Sean spoke about memorizing the name of the person you’re interacting with.
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“Connection is not an exchange of information, connection is an exchange of humanity. It’s an exchange of emotion.”
— Sean Stephenson
What was your biggest learning from Sean’s talk?
Which of the points he shared were the most profound you’ve heard in a while?
Do you resonate with Vishen’s story of having trouble building connections?
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