We live in unprecedented times with automation, technology and ridiculous speed. It can delude us into thinking we have immense power and reach when in actuality, we do business and work in a world of human beings.
Our interactions, slights, likes, moods, and movements matter in whether we want to have anything to do with others.
There’s always the temptation to check out or spam people or overuse technology. But you miss the opportunity to connect on a meaningful level if your approaches miss being human.
How about listening, caring and engaging on a meaningful level? You’re not going to become valuable by simply sharing posts or pinging from afar. What are your insights? Why do you care? How does this help?
That’s the human part. You use the knowledge to create meaning and connection. It has to matter personally to the person you are seeking to share with. And it may only take a little more thought and care. But it’s that last leg that makes the impact.
We are all trying to solve problems. Life is one giant problem. And taking moments to think a bit more about someone’s situation and offering pertinent, relevant ideas and solutions with compassion is gold.
Are you being human in your interactions or simply moving fast?