Mar 27, 2018
Reclaiming human connection.
That’s the mission of today’s guest, Joe Beckman, who visits
educational settings around the world.
It's Joe’s feeling that our
schools are experiencing an unprecedented shift and that student
loneliness is at an all-time high while self-worth and feelings of
belonging are at all-time lows. Joe feels the culprit is lack of
human connection, and I'm pretty sure I agree with him. And I would
say, not just connection with each other, but with
Among the things that really
stood out to me from this conversation with Joe were:
- Energy vs. talent. Joe tells a
really interesting story about where he was first introduced to the
idea of how important energy is, how people want to be around
others with good energy.
- The trap of trying to talk your
way to a solution (instead of just listening).
- “Go big with this moment.” When
Joe described the moment when he said, “5-year-old Joe met
18-year-old Joe,” I immediately reflected back on times when I felt
like I had rediscovered and reconnected with an authentic part of
myself that I had perhaps forgotten or lost sight of. It is an
electric, visceral experience when you reconnect with who you
really are. I hope Joe’s story helps you recall times when that’s
happened for you, as it did for me.
© 2018 Kevin Bulmer