Oddly enough it was not the personal catastrophes, pain or losses that pushed me to the point of death. It was instead, the people who believed, who believed in me more than I.
The biggest changes came from two things:
Introductions - A friend or associate had just enough appreciation to introduce me to another who would change my life.
Invitations - They would make an invitation and ask me to attend an event, a club, a meeting, a dinner, etc.
With each introduction and invitation, I have connected with people who leave me humbled and appreciative. It was not the clever wit that helped to improve connections. Instead, they acknowledged and treasured commitment, compassion, loyalty and action.
Where can you find such people who have a truly selfless commitment, loyalty and the willingness to take action?