The world feels chaotic right now and many of us are struggling, especially in our efforts to stay focused on our human-to-human interactions. A friend of mine, Bryan Kramer, offered some brilliant advice on this subject.
Bryan is one of the most social and approachable CEOs I know. He is also a Keynote and TED speaker, best-selling author, Coach, and much more. He also achieved an amazing personal triumph by losing 60 pounds!
Bryan truly walks the talk in regard to his H2H (human-to-human) business mission and personal philosophy. This guy is the real deal!
I’ve had the pleasure of being friends with Bryan on social media, and more recently, to be part of his H2H Marketing & Leadership Hub on Facebook.
Bryan always offers insightful, inspiring, and doable information and observations along with his great sense of humour. He really is a very funny guy!
He has also recently been broadcasting live coaching sessions. It’s so cool to see him in action, so to speak.
The other day Bryan offered his perspectives on how people and businesses can help each other, stay focused, and get through the current chaos intact.
Please enjoy Bryan’s message;
There’s an irony going on right now because human interaction just became one of the top most desirable needs on earth. The irony is that the coronavirus spreads in physical contact from one human to another, which is forcing us to get into social distancing, which is forcing us to go into digital experiences. It also makes the craving for human-to-human more desirable than ever.
We aren’t choosing this. And because of that, it’s causing us to look inward and having a greater level of consciousness about our relationships. What’s realistic at this point for people and companies that rely on physical experiences? Or for companies that created too much distance.
First things first, this is something none of us have ever experienced in our lives before. The last time this happened was 1918, but almost none of us were alive because it was 102 years ago. It’s new ground.
In this day and age, we’ve become reliant on interpersonal communication when we need it. And now having that taken away from us, it is making us all start to wake up to the hyper-awareness of us saying, how are we going to function in basic society, how are we going to maintain these relationships, over a digital connection even when that’s what we defaulted to since the iPhone was invented or since technology or the internet was invented.
3 things we know:
1) Global society is changing day-by-day.
2) It will never be the same.
3) This is the ultimate in disruption.
Human-to-human has always been my thing and the reason why it became popularized is that it addresses the emotions inside each of us individually.
We are all unique and yet we as humans desire one very basic human need: connection.
And we must find a way forward in how we connect.
We all have to talk more, not less, using technology.
Companies need to create more spaces quickly for these H2H interactions.
Being forced to not be in close proximity to people, there is a new definition that is wanting to emerge, which is, how are you prioritizing your relationships even more.
We have to change the way that we relate to people in a way that makes sense.
How we use technology to bridge this new era just became that much more important.
To every leader on earth:
Businesses do not have emotion. People do. People want to be a part of something bigger when times are tough. People want to be included. People want to understand. But people are also humans, and with that comes mistakes. Missteps. Failures.
Communication shouldn’t be complicated. It should just be genuine and simple, with the humility and understanding that we’re all multi-dimensional humans, every one of which has spent time in both the dark and delightful parts of life.
That’s human to human. That is #H2H.
Embrace simplicity, empathy, and imperfection as you move forward. Don’t hold back, push forward with these H2H pillars in mind.
Now is the time to connect more. Connect deeper.
Thanks so much for sharing your wisdom, Bryan.