It’s interesting how we meet people isn’t it? Sometimes we’re admiring another woman’s shoes in a public restroom. Sometimes we overhear a conversation while sitting in a nail salon and feel compelled to chime in.
As women, it’s easy to feel an instantaneous connection if you look for it. It’s happened to me while I’ve been shopping, or at a fitness class. Something about sisterhood, maybe?
I don’t know, but I do love being a woman. We are all so supportive of each other (at least most of the time, right?)
That connection happens to me a lot online as well.
I see a post, an image, and it screams out at me to connect. In fact, several of my best friends right now are women I’ve met online. I kid you not. I mean, why should that be surprising since there are so many online dating services out there where thousands of people have met their matches, right?
One of my favorite stories is when I responded to a FB thread a few years ago. There was a woman looking for answers. She had been battling cancer and was looking for more holistic alternatives.
I reached out.
I offered some advice I thought would help.
And now, she is literally one of my besties. So grateful for FB sometimes, LOL.
And not only is she one of my besties, but she’s joined me as a business partner and now we are making magic happen internationally. I love that woman.
Can I tell you how fulfilling it can be to reach out? Offer advice. Ask a question. Build a new relationship.
And I know some of you are going to say you don’t know how. And I’m going to answer you back with, “That’s just an excuse.” Of course you do.
Here are three easy steps for you to consider:
1) Be interested in the people you meet. People really ARE interesting. Ask questions.
2) Be authentic. Pretending to be someone else never works.
3) Connect. Find that common ground. Stay in touch.
Not only can this be super fulfilling personally, but you, just like me, may end up with biz partners around the world.
Speaking of which, the annual Winter Summit I do every year for my team just took place a few weeks ago. And you know what? We had well over 100 people there, and most of them I met online.
It’s so interesting how a common bond can bring us together. And there weren’t just people from Colorado there, in fact, there were only a few. People came from all over the U.S and also from Canada, the U.K, Austria and Australia!
And now I’m in the Dominican Republic connecting, of course, with hundreds of people whose relationships with me have primarily been built online and then nurtured through events throughout the year.
What do you think about meeting people online?
How do YOU build relationships?
Do you see the possibility here that I see?
Hayley Hobson is an author, speaker, Kick-A$$ Business Guru, 7 Figure MOM-treprenuer. and passionate about empowering others to live the life of their dreams and is based in Boulder, CO. Hayley creates lifestyle transformations by coaching her clients to become the best WHOLE version of themselves possible. To learn more about her nutritional courses, events, and custom programs, visit hayleyhobson.com or follow her on Facebook or Twitter.