MINDSET OF THE MONTH-We are Connected
The We are Connected mindset teaches us that everyone who comes into our lives can help us to
achieve and live our dreams. Working with, for, and through others is crucial to realizing our dreams.
When you understand this and constantly seek the positives from relationships with others, your
performance in every area of your life improves. In the lessons for this mindset, we help students
explore synergies with others, embrace diversity, and relish the competition that will allow them to
maximize their potential by working with and through others.
The 4 critical components of We are Connected:
1. Embrace Everyone – Every person that comes into our lives has the potential to help us, hurt us, or
have no impact at all. It makes sense to gure out how someone may be able to help us because the
other options mean we are not growing or getting closer to our dreams, and may even be taking steps
away from them. People who live great lives embrace everyone and constantly seek ways to serve and
connect with those they encounter.
2. Maximize Positive Relationships – Some people in our lives lift us up and make us better, while
others can bring us down. We must work to spend more time with people that empower us and less
with the ones who don’t. We should also seek to expand ways to get more out of and put more into the
great relationships of our lives.
3. Build Your Dream Team – Building a Dream Team is about identifying the individuals who can help
us live our dreams. Perhaps they have experience we can draw from, access to resources we will need,
or can provide us with critical support as we start the path toward our dreams and face the challenges
that will bring. The important step is to recognize the critical role others play our lives, and deliberately
begin developing the relationships that will help us.
4. Lead with Value – When we nd people who can help us in life, we need to start building those
relationships quickly so the cycle of giving can begin. A lesson many have learned is that if we seek
ways to provide help before asking for help ourselves, we will get much more out of the relationship.
We should always look for ways to lead with value to supercharge these relationships.