What is social capital and what makes a connection powerful? Social Capital is the power of human connection, within a community, a family, at school, and at work. Your social capital and connections are your most valuable asset.
Four ways to grow your social capital
- Anticipate the need for social capital early in your life and build from there
- Make social capital an explicit part of the decision process when choosing a path- make life decisions with your social connection opportunities at the forefront of your mind
- Social capital must be an integral part of the connection and growing
- Be your own startup of social capital
A big differentiator of people is how they promote their social connections. An individual’s best assets are how they nurture and manage their relationships. Successful leaders expand their social capital with their well developed and managed connections.
The power of connection comes with the capacity to be present and connected in a variety of relationships. The depth of a connection depends on how relationships are utilized, maintained, and developed.
The power in connection is about building relationships. In every part of one’s life lies the opportunity to develop and nurture social capital and human connection. You may be a recent college graduate that has connections among family members, fellow graduates, professors, and classmates. The passion to connect makes an impact that inspires others to connect. Each direct relationship, potentially connects you to others, resulting in exponentially human connection growth.
Networking is an exercise that develops relationships and connections through mentorship, engagement, and inspiration. A powerful connection brings energy to a person or a group, that inevitably leads to an impact that cannot be made alone. Networking, developing relationships and social capital are about leading and inspiring people through building relationships.
love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen
and known.”- Brene Brown
Choose to live your life, from this day forward, with powerful connections. Determine your life path to cultivate powerful connections, fulfill your visions, and uplifts your community.