One thing I really like to do is to connect people. I’ve appreciated it when people have connected me with others who share similar philosophies, projects, or perspectives, or from whom I can learn. Examples:
- I once had a friend connect me with her neighbor, and that connection ultimately led to a great new job.
- I once had a colleague connect me to his colleague, and he ultimately became a great new friend.
- I once needed a critical eye on a draft of my dissertation, and my professor connected me to an outside reader whose feedback helped me overcome a giant roadblock.
Kevin Bacon knows things.
Today I was able to connect two of my students who don’t know each other because in fact, from where I sit, they have a lot in common. A LOT! I think they might hit it off quite nicely, and I hope they do. I think they would each benefit from knowing the other. I do. I really think so.
Producing is nothing more than bringing all the elements together, connecting people.
Then, today, I have produced. Huzzah!
Think about it: Who can you connect?