Today I’ve had some great conversations about challenges and ideas and thoughts and opinions which made my brain buzz and feel energised.

It’s good for your professional development to expand the boundaries of your thinking and to challenge your values, beliefs and standards. Every time you’re challenged, you evolve a little bit and grow a little bit.

One of the best ways to do this is to connect with people who engage you in intellectual debate. People who make you laugh, use big words, draw you into articulating your opinions, and make your little grey cells buzz with energy and new thoughts.

How can you make this happen, especially during restricted social connecting? Well….

  1. Seek out and cultivate connections with work colleagues that are like you but don’t think like you.
  2. Join groups with similar interests and listen to what differences brought them together to be interested in the same things as you.
  3. Find people who are experts in something that interests you; make a connection, talk, learn and grow.
  4. Enrol in a class and make a connection with the people that resonate with you, share ideas and develop a community.