There he was…a 70 year old man, just having a conversation with the other party. As I listened, I realized, he was so relatable. It’s like he could see into your soul. I knew he was 70 because he made it clear, he actually said he was 70!
As I watched him interact with others, I thought, wow, he can connect!
Some people have a unique ability to connect with other people. While others struggle to make the connection.
Some people have a gift, and others have to work really hard at it!
That doesn’t make connecting less important! True connection is felt…deep in our soul. We won’t always connect with everyone, that’s very unlikely in fact, however we can work hard at trying to connect with others in ways that mean something, and in ways that are felt!
Back to that 70 year old.
I noticed that he had a limp…but he never mentioned it. He just carried on with what he was doing! When it started to rain, it didn’t phase him, he remained focused on having this intimate connection with each person.
As I watched him interact with so many people I couldn’t help but think…did he have a gift? Or did he work at this skill and improve it over time? I believe it’s the latter. While some people are truly born with this gift (and possibly this gentleman), I think his years of service to others, his commitment to his craft, and his true, heartfelt desire to connect with others meant that his skill got better everyday!
If you have a passion for what you do…you too can be like Billy Joel!
While you might not be Billy Joel, you might have the ability to play the piano like he does, but you definitely have the ability to grow your skill at connecting with others.
This was my 2nd Billy Joel concert at Fenway Park in the last 4 years, and it was the best concert I’ve ever attended, hands down. Billy Joel made me feel like he was actually talking to me, like there were just two of us there instead of 30,000!
Are you connecting with people in your circle at your CU? Maybe it’s time to have a little “Honesty”. “You May Be Right” and I may be crazy but “It’s A Matter Of Trust”