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The Magic of Connecting, Part Two

Making connections with other people is vital to have a thriving business. In fact, it will set you apart from your competition. This last week, I had the privilege of speaking for employees at the new Chapter Aesthetic Studio in Coralville, Iowa. They opened this month and I spoke to them about “The Magic of Connecting.” To their surprise, I began by pulling out giant Lego bricks. If you have children, then sometime in your life raising your children, you have stepped on LEGO bricks. Or maybe you found LEGO bricks under the couch or even years later under the couch cushions. LEGO bricks connect to one another; in fact, they were designed perfectly to fit together so well. When two bricks are pressed together, the connection is made. You can even go back to 1958 and find a LEGO brick that will still connect to today's LEGO bricks. That is an impressive connection!

There are so many benefits to making connections with people. Here are a few:

*Makes others feel comfortable

*Shows others you care

*May open the door to new opportunities

*May lower anxiety

*Improves well-being

*Creates trust

*Validates another person

*Helps problem-solve

*Shows you value another person

*Creates enthusiasm

Are you making connections with the people you work, with whether they are your clients, customers, patients, employees, co-workers, boss, or vendors? How can you make those connections?