In plain black and white, finding hope can be done in socializing…all kinds of socializing! But there is something you need to know about yourself first. That something is “Trust Yourself”.
In our Finding Hope with money segment yesterday, we touched on building confidence and self esteem and how money confidence helps build that. When you trust yourself with money, that carries over into trusting yourself with connecting with others. Trust in yourself builds to making you unshakeable. Your consciousness becomes unchanging, you feel grounded, and you know you can rely on yourself. All of these characteristics are needed to be able to explore and build new relationships which in turn do activate hope from within you. You know that you are worthy of all you are looking for.
Finding hope in socialization does also ask that you put ego aside as well as be vulnerable. Ego often acts as a shield, a shield that can be off-putting , but to put ego aside does make you more vulnerable, and that is good. Examine your expectations when socializing and networking; be careful to be open without expectations in socializing with new acquaintances. Chances are your new acquaintances may have their own lack of trust in themselves as well. They may be filled with doubt and fear and maybe expectations about you.
Trust yourself, trust your intuition. Trust and intuition are a part of your personal power. You can share that power, but do not give it away. When you meet someone new, or old in terms of a relationship, be open but careful. My words of wisdom in networking socializing is “Givers give”. Learn about your new acquaintance, learn about how you might be abe to help them with their purpose for socializing and networking. It is amazing how that opens up the conversation. But keep yourself in mind as well. A real danger signal is someone who only wants to “take” and not give”. That can kill hope really fast, but trust yourself, trust your intuition; you are powerful. Just remember that you are powerful. Find hope here.
But what about socializing and networking in our current times. This is where assessing your experience and comfort with the technology available is needed. Many networking groups are using and encouraging using the tools such as LIVE networking on Facebook. Zoom meetings and more can be useful but a little intimidating until you learn how to use them effectively. Get your feet wet slowly in the technology. I am very thankful that each of my four regional networking groups have their own “closed” Facebook group only open to the members to share, to experiment going LIVE, and in turn offering feedback to others and seeking help from the other members when they need it. There are many ways members can become familiar and learn to trust themselves with the technology. You can find hope here as well.
In all situations, in person and virtual, practice the art of conversation including listening. Conversation can be productive in all forms if listening and speaking are balanced along with the sharing of wisdom. This is where your power and self trust reign and are weighed constantly by your intuition. You know when to insert your power if you are listening to your internal trust; this is your intuition speaking to you without speaking. Intuition is a great conversation tool but weigh it carefully. Go gentle into conversation as you build your hope for too much of any of this can be counterproductive! Trust yourself, all of yourself.