When you signed up to join the Idealist Network, you saw our What makes a Connector? list that explains some basic things all of us have in common. For example, Connectors:
- Want to work in a spirit of generosity and mutual respect
- Have a passion for connecting people, organizations, and resources
- Are willing to be neutral
But we’ve started to notice that a lot of Connectors have other things in common, too. Looks like a lot of you…
Want to find kindred spirits
Are excited to help people take action on their own terms
“Nowadays society doesn’t wait for the political people to act in their interest. Through Idealist, I see people confirming this phenomenon of ‘taking my life in my hands, because I can,’ ” says Diana in Bucharest, Romania.
“There are so many young people and so much energy as the city is growing and rejuvenating. It’s a good time to give people the tools to ensure it grows in a direction they envision,” says Karim in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
“You have to be able to address the issues within your society with your own work plan and your own means, little by little impacting society. I think that’s what’s great about the Idealist Network. It enables you to do this,” says Ibrahim in Kampala, Uganda.
Enjoy being there for others
“I’m easy to talk to. I don’t get overly worked up over things. I’m a good co-conspirator. And I’m good at getting things moving, but I don’t like to steal people’s thunder,” says Adam in Bozeman, Montana.
Connectors, do these characteristics resonate with you? What else have you noticed that you and your fellow Connectors have in common?