How can I create more meaningful connections with people?
First comes first, you gotta give. You can’t wait to receive, you can’t wait for them to reach out to you, you can’t hope and dream and pray that they’ll want to create a deep relationship with you. If there’s somebody that you’d like to feel close to, you gotta give, and you gotta take the initiative to give. And so, one important thing about it is to get on their page. One of the most important things about building rapport with somebody is for them to feel understood, and like you get them. So you need to get on their page. Understand who they are, how they think, how they feel, what they’re doing, and be lovingly curious to do that. And, granted, it’d be nice for you to be open and sharing so that they can get to know you as well too. So in sum, really give, and connect, and get on their page, and ask specific questions to truly understand how they think and they feel. That creates real rapport and will get you closer to people.