Picture, if you will, the humble Labrador. I have to admit, I’m not really a dog person, but I love the kind, gentle, enthusiastic creature that is the Labrador. They are cheerful, friendly, good-tempered and steady. Now, you might wonder why I’m talking about dogs on a blog all about connection, but bear with me, I have a point.
The secret to reconnecting with someone is to reach out and warm up the relationship long before you need anything from them. I’m sure you’ve all been in a situation where you haven’t heard from someone for years, and then suddenly they contact you out of the blue, asking you for a favour. Doesn’t it make you feel gross?
The majority of my audience are introverts or HSPs, and one of the questions I get asked a lot is about how not to get depleted whilst you're out there doing all this important connection stuff. Here a few tips to avoid social burnout when you're building your biz community and connecting with all the people.
The best community projects are a valuable experience for everyone involved, not just the host. Being a part of someone else's community project can be a fantastic marketing opportunity for you, and whilst it's the host's responsibility to facilitate that, you do need to be engaged and view the experience as the opportunity it is.