2 Things You Must Get Right As An Expert In This Digital Age – Dr. Joybert Javnyuy

2 Things You Must Get Right As An Expert In This Digital Age

I began my training, consulting, and coaching career in a semi-urban town (Kumbo-Nso) in the North West Region of Cameroon close to 15 years ago. At the time, internet access was not as prevalent as it is today, nor was access to information.

Over time, I have grown and have traveled, worked, and lived across global megacities like Dubai, Washington, Istanbul, Houston, Johannesburg, and more, where there is high tech and massive access to information.

I can tell you from firsthand experience, it is more difficult to make meaningful connections now than it used to be because of the digital age.

People are still craving meaningful connections. I even believe that some Gen Zs and especially Gen Alpha, who have been entirely born in the 21st century, do not even know what genuine, meaningful human connections mean. People born into the internet age, and most parents babysit them with iPads and tech in general, lol.

Here is what I am saying:

I believe that any expert in this dispensation who will create meaningful change in the lives of people must know how to build and maintain meaningful relationships.

2 things I believe we should be doing:

  1. Give people the opportunity to connect with you:
    What I mean is, break down barriers as much as you can. Instead of using too many apps, imagine having a system where you step in and offer coffee and a physical meeting. Give people the opportunity to connect with you and be proactive in connecting with them. This should be done from a place of intentionality.
  2. Give people genuine, human experience solutions:
    Sometimes, I call this empathized solutions. Going on ChatGPT and asking for a solution and talking with a fellow human to get the same solutions from someone who has walked that path is totally different and more powerful than anything else. Human experiences will always be highly sought after and irreplaceable.

The question we should be asking ourselves is:

  • How easy is it for people to connect with you, and how proactive are you in connecting with others?
  • What human experiences have you gone through in your life that you use to build and share solutions with fellow humans?

What other changes do we need to make?


Dr. Joybert Javnyuy

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