Don’t let friendships go – a challenge to contact your contacts


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Today I am going to be talking about ‘do we contact our contacts?’ Do we do it often enough? Do we choose to accept a friend request or a LinkedIn contact or someone following us on social media but don’t do anything about it afterwards. What happens next? Do we do anything with it or do we just ignore it or just send them a once a year ‘Happy Birthday’ or a comment on a picture every now and again or end up just browsing and not actually having a worthwhile beneficial relationship to both parties?

What I want to do this next year is to work on those relationships with people and work with each of the contacts and acquaintances and people I have worked with or met in the past, trying to work on that relationship and build on it and learn from them and try to pass on some of my experiences and share things that are going on in life. Trying to be there for other people, to be a good friend to people and to do what I can to try and make it a beneficial contact so its not just clicking accept or clicking a send request and that’s it, that’s all you seem to do from there onwards. Making that connection a really beneficial one.

It is something that I feel is important as I get older in life. Now I am 43, I am starting to think now what have I done with my life? What have other people done with their lives? What can I do over the next 10-15-20 years? How can I learn from what I have gone through? How can others learn from that? How can I learn from other people? What can I do and from now it is a case of being available for people. Making myself available for other people. Being around them if they need to talk about anything. Having a relationship where I can actually talk to people and listen to people and not browse on a social media site but actually connect on a real life side of things as well.

I think it is important to be able to make sure that the friends we are growing up with over the years, that we don’t just forget about and we just ignore them or we just say ‘I saw you were doing something on Facebook’ or ‘I saw something you were did on Twitter’ but not actually knowing what they are going through or what you can do to try and help them or be there for them. I think it is important as people to be able to connect properly and not just on social media but to be there for people and to try and make the most of things, trying to make people’s lives happier, more beneficial in experiences, and that kind of thing.

So that’s my challenge for this year really, to try and connect with as many people as possible, try and find out as much as I can from other people, to learn from their experiences, trying to find out if there is anything that I can do to help them and to try and see where that goes really.  Trying to build on relationships that have been there in the past, and friendships that have been there in the past and trying to see what we can do to try and make life a lot easier for other people where possible.

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