In order to reduce the “time to trust,” I believe that we often need to increase the “cadence of connection.” Below I unpack a bit more on how to make that happen.
If you were to chunk out your relationships into moments, into moments of connection, how many moments on a regular basis are you investing in the people that you really care about? Who are the people that you’re gonna spend that month with and how often are you taking moments of connection or moments to invest in those connections.
Hi everyone, this is Chad Littlefield with another video blog for you!
Below is the adapted transcript of the video.
Hello from Honolulu! I am about to facilitate a workshop tomorrow morning with 70 educators who all got a copy of my book the “Pocket Guide to Facilitating Human Connections” and our We! Connect Cards. Tomorrow for a couple of hours in the morning I get to spend time equipping people with different ways and resources to create connected communities in their own classrooms and cultures whenever that may be for them, and so I wanted to share something that I am going to be sharing with them that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately and that is the cadence of connection.
What is the Cadence of Connection?
The cadence of connection is a lot like a slow clap or like a sea turtle sitting on a beach sunbathing, then like trying to get to the beach and pushing and crawling and fighting over the sand because it’s got fins and not legs but once it gets into the water, something clicks and it just sails smoothly away. I think that the cadence of connection is actually a bit similar to that, where like a hockey stick curve, the time and effort required in the front end might not be yielding as much connection as we would like but at some point, the hockey stick curves way up and connection increases exponentially to what Will Wise and I would call a “relationship of trust.”
One Powerful Question to Ask Yourself Today
Thinking about the cadence of connection in your own life, the question I would love to leave you with is: if you were to chunk out your relationships into moments, into moments of connection, how many moments on a regular basis are you investing in the people that you really care about? And if you’ve been given one month to live, who are the people that you’re going to spend that month with and how often are you taking moments of connection or moments to invest in those connections? I hope the question serves you well.
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Co-founder & Chief Experience Officer at We and Me, Inc.