27.0 Why It Works: Amy Blaschka on Connection


Have you ever wondered why it is easier to connect with some people than others? Have you ever been surprised when you felt a deep connection with someone so totally different than you? Do you sometimes have trouble connecting to the potential within yourself?

In today's episode of "Why It Works," Forbes Contributor and social media ghost writer Amy Blaschka reveals some of the hidden mechanisms behind why Curiosity works. We explore the role our own attitudes play in our ability to connect, the different ways people connect, and the crucial role of empathy.

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Amy Blaschka

Amy Blaschka has made a career offering “stories as a service.” From her degree in film to her two and a half decades spent branding products, places, and people, to founding her writing practice, Amy has always understood the power of weaving an engaging tale. She is a collaborative writer, working with partners to bring to life compelling narratives. Amy also helps leaders craft their stories to communicate and connect better through ghostwritten social media posts and books. As a longtime leadership contributor for Forbes, Amy covers personal transformation and its impact on career growth. The mindfulness book she co-authored, I Am: Escape Distractions, Unlock Your Imagination & Unleash Your Potential, helps others understand the power of the stories they tell themselves. And with her latest creative project, she’ll finally share the story brewing in her head and gain a new moniker: novelist.


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A great book to go with this episode is The Four Tendencies, by Gretchen Rubin.

Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock Potential in Yourself and Your Organization, by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey.

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Opening features the song "Morning" by Cambo Smith, available under a Creative Commons
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Recommendation segment features the song "Delta" by Moonove, under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 International License

Closing features the song "Siesta" by Jahzzar under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.