Beginning today, treat everyone you meet, friend or foe, loved one or stranger, as if they were going to be dead at midnight. Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
~ Og Mandino, Author and Motivational Speaker
- How to connect
Rule 10 of Og Mandino's 17 Rules for a Better Way to Live talks about our connection to others and how those connections could change your life. I have to agree, the connections I've made so far have helped transform my life for the good. I use a mathematical theory, called Game Theory, to define connectedness because it explores human/non-human interactions in order to achieve common goals.
In my business it's not about coffee but about the people I meet along the way. I have to appreciate Dr. Walker and my Organo Gold family who are like minded, want to reach for similar goals and be successful. Dr. Hamilton who want to see me succeed in business as well as completing my research.
For a future episode: Goals. Let's blog our goals.
For my dissertation the primary focus will examine connections to other students, instructors and the university with the students best interest in mind. Kelly (2003) stated that the purpose of game theory is to find optimal situations as well as situations in conflict in order to create cooperation and have the students best interests in mind. I felt disconnected and that no one on the inside cared about my success and just wanted my money. In my study, I will explore how social media and a cohort model that could be used to enhance connectedness for doctoral students during the dissertation process or online graduate studies.
How to connect
- Say Hello and Smile at everyone you come across
- Join an association or club related to an interest you have - Meetup.com
- Go to a seminar or convention - Project 50K, Organo Gold International Convention
- Social Media - Participate in a blog, look up people on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn
Kelly, A. (2003). Decision making using game theory: An introduction for managers. p 14. West Nyack, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Meetup.com - http://www.meetup.com/
Skype - http://www.skype.com/