The Power of Making Meaningful Connections

February 22, 2023

The Power of Making Meaningful Connections

Have you ever heard the expression, “it’s not what you know but who you know?” Well, I’m here to tell you that this statement is partly true. Networking and connections are important but it’s meaningful connections with the right intentions that are truly powerful!

Connection is hearing what someone needs and being able to fulfill that need. It’s not a selfish pursuit to shake hands with everyone in the room or to give out every single business card. Connection is about service, impact, and combining resources. We must realize that when we build up others, we build up ourselves.

In this episode, I share a powerful & inspiring story about a recent connection that I made that truly filled my heart. This God-ordained connection that I was able to facilitate will bring value and opportunities to so many people. Just remember to always stay connected to who you are, stay connected to your bigger why stay connected to your bigger purpose, and stay open to those things that come to you as opportunities for you to deliver on your purpose. Also, look for opportunities to connect with other people.

𝑇𝑎𝑘𝑒𝑎𝑤𝑎𝑦𝑠 📝

🔑 When you really know who you are, that allows you to show up with a level of confidence that allows you to connect with other people.
🔑 Prosperity comes when you serve and are present for the right reasons.
🔑 Always aim to be a solution for one person in a room, not to just meet everyone in the room.

ℍ𝕠𝕞𝕖𝕨𝕠𝕣𝕜 📚

Sit deep with this and think about the connections that you have. Think about the connections that you want to have, the connections that you can make for others.

𝓯𝓾𝓵𝓵 🎧 𝓪𝓷𝓭 📹 𝓪𝓽 🔗 𝓲𝓷 𝓫𝓲𝓸

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About the Host:

Laurel Rutledge’s human-centered approach, empathy, and understanding of individual needs make her a top-notch personal advisor and women’s leadership coach. Her care and compassion have made her an indispensable guide for countless women navigating the next phases of their lives and careers. Add to that her intimate knowledge of the HR landscape, and it becomes clear why her HR clients have had such transformative experiences. Just as Rutledge has helped countless others get out of their rut and off of the ledge, so too can she help you. After receiving her MBA, Laurel moved from accounting and consulting to human resources, driven by a desire to do good in a business environment. It quickly became apparent that the switch had been a good choice — she flourished professionally and became happier, satisfied with the difference she could make through her work. After a 30-year career, she left the corporate world, but her passion for HR and helping others has only grown. Now, she works one-on-one with clients, leveraging her experience in leadership and personal development to help them get the most of out their lives and careers. From her beginnings as a consultant at Deloitte to her time as VP of HR at Covestro, Laurel has seen more sides of the business world than most. She’s achieved technical mastery of HR, with a deep knowledge of the rules and regulations that must be followed. She’s also a people person, perceptive and outgoing, with a sixth sense for helping others to see the difference between what they want and what they need. The culmination of this is in her personal philosophy: “lead with your heart, act with your head.” Find out more at: https://laurelrutledge.com Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave us an iTunes review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.

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