Last weekend I challenged myself to see how far I could proactively push myself as a growth owner (mindset core). I made a pact to proactively introduce myself and start meaningful conversations while at LA Summit 2019.

Making Deeper Connections is Paramount

May 6, 2022

Last weekend I challenged myself to see how far I could proactively push myself as a growth owner (mindset core). I made a pact to proactively introduce myself and start meaningful conversations while at LA Summit 2019.

Real Connections

Not just where are you from and what do you do; I’m talking real connections where we get to the heart of what drives people forward in life. I also challenged myself to approach the speakers I most connected with.

Ray Dalio is the author of an amazing series of books titled “Principles.” I saw him outside the theater during the event and went for it. I told him how our missions are in sync, and how I want to help him build out that mission of helping people become the best versions of themselves. I gave him my card, looked him dead in the eye, and said, “I look forward to working with you to make the world a better place.”

If your goal is to connect with people on a deeper level, the questions you ask will decide the course of the conversation.

Here are the ones I used while pushing myself at the summit:

  1. What makes you want to spring out of bed?

  2. If you didn’t sleep, how would you spend the extra time?

  3. What’s something I should know about you?

  4. If you could do anything in the world right now (with no limitations), what would it be?

  5. If you could know the absolute truth to a question, what would it be?

  6. What have you failed spectacularly at recently, and what did you learn?

  7. I challenge you to pick one of these and use it to build a deeper connection this week. Bonus points if you talk to someone you’re scared to approach.

Let me know how it goes!

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