I am sitting in my dark cozy room in Fontainebleau, France, drinking tea, coughing like crazy (I've been on a road and rather sick), and thinking of you.
Most likely you and I've never met.
Most likely you are one of those amazing people who connected online and decided to stay around.
So, I don't have the luxury of knowing your story, learning from you, seeing you laugh out loud.
Scientists still don't really understand why being connected to others makes such a difference to human beings.
After all, it's a dog eat dog world and survival of the fittest (especially when we do come from different tribes) should make competition - not cooperation - the best biological weapon.
Yet, a 2011 study shoes that positive social relationships awake the neurobiological endogenous opioid system (that stuff in our brains that literally works like opium).
In 2015 researchers discovered that connecting to others prevents heart disease.
And in 2016, scientists carried out a study that suggested levels of pain tolerance can predict how many friends someone has (how cool or crazy is that!).
Connecting can literally save our life (and make us feel high, too ;)))
That's why this Fall we decided we need to connect more - and our monthly free | live | online Reinvention Happy Hour was born.
The first one took place in October, we all got online with our videos turned on, brought a drink (it was chicken broth for me ;))), shared some ideas and tested solutions on how to become a TEDx speaker, and sent each other a virtual hug.
So, I hope you can join us for November Happy Hour - this time it's all about overcoming resistance to change, the arch-enemy of every reinventor.
Grab your spot today (yes, you still need to register, even if you are already in our system - that way you get all the details and if you miss it, a replay will be sent to you without bugging everyone else with yet another email) - and see you next week (November 27th at 3 PM US EST):
Let's connect over some tea, coffee, and chicken broth and get our hearts healthy.
There is no question that what the world needs right about now.
Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva helps companies such as Coca-Cola, Kohler, and IBM turn change and disruption into an opportunity.
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