Genuine Curiosity

Author Dwayne Melancon is always on the lookout for new things to learn. An ecclectic collection of postings on personal productivity, travel, good books, gadgets, leadership & management, and many other things.



This is one of those days when I can't help but think that everything happens for a reason.

One of the high points of my last visit to the UK was catching up with Adrian Trenholm, who I met through Rosa Say and her (our?) Ho‘ohana community.  Rosa is a "maven" in the truest spirit of "Tipping Point" and she has a habit of connecting people like me and Adrian.  And Adrian brought along his friend James from Redmonk,  who's an analyst in the industry I work in, and we delighted in sparring over a few bottles of nice wine.  Loved it.

As I listened to Keith Ferrazzi's "Never Eat Alone" on the drive home last night, I couldn't help but think how influential the "connectors" of the world have been on my life, and how I would like to develop my skills in this area.  One of the blocks I have to being a better connector is that I am naturally introverted, which means I gravitate toward analytical, internal thought more than outward communication and collaboration.

As I pondered how I could become more like the extroverts I admire, I stumbled across Steve Pavlina's excellent post on "How To Go From Introvert To Extrovert."  Wow - that was cool.

In my "everything happens for a reason", it feels like I'm being nudged toward changing my habits to act more like a connector.  Thanks, mavens.