The world revolves around it.
Not to get metaphysical right off the bat, but everything is connected – the Universe, the constellations, the solar energy from the sun to your garden, and even electrical signals from your heart to someone else’s. Deep shit, right?
Everything in this world is based off of connection.
Even as a self-proclaimed introvert, I believe all humans need connection.
People need to hug. People need to talk. People need to interact. People need to feel connected to other people.
Because when people feel connected, it reminds them of who they are, it pushes them to evolve, and it allows them to experience the richness and texture of life.
If you’re a strength coach, soccer coach, or personal trainer reading this, connection should be the foundation of what you do.
Sure, you can be the smartest, sharpest coach out there who speaks in scientific jargon and tells athletes that conventional deadlifting as opposed to sumo deadlifting creates more torque in the hips.
Can you motivate them, light a fire under their ass, and get them excited about deadlifts and feats of strength?
After all, if they don’t jive with you, they probably won’t jive with a technical lift like the deadlift.
Establish it. Make it a priority.
Ask your clients how their week was. Go to your athletes’ games to see their progress. Ask your youth players how their science project went. Reach out to your clients to go to brunch.
Do you want to be the one thing they look forward to during the week?