At Home With Nathan Shooter of Brandhood Media – a reflection by Meenakshi V.
This is a book that will spark a change in you, give you hints to connect more valuably with others and with yourself, because ‘you make a bigger difference than you know’ as Kerrie often quotes. Here is a conversation where Nathan chats with Kerrie about her recently launched book, How To Talk To Strangers with themes of decreasing anxiety, building confidence and making a bigger difference in the world.
This book will touch you heart
I am moved by every single aspect that Kerrie brought out in this chat in terms of how this book can help you to be a confident and compassionate connector. Especially in times of crisis like now, each one of us needs to be more aware of the emotions of people around us. Like Kerrie mentioned, even those whom we have lived with for a long time can surprise us with new perspectives. We need to be more connected to be more aware of the possibilities of connecting, and to add a dash of colour into someone’s life. It is amazing to know that this book doesn’t only cover Kerrie’s way of connecting with people, but also includes stories of beautiful connections of some incredible co-authors from culturally and geographically diverse backgrounds. Reading this book can fill you with a burst of emotions that restore faith in humanity. Kerrie beautifully mentions: ‘This book is an invitation to be yourself’. As I watched this conversation it was a great reminder to me that a simple encounter with somebody could be the key that unlocks a whole other world of possibilities.
You are more connected than you know
Kerrie’s conversation and her book makes me think how connected I actually am with myself and my close ones. Connection starts within you. Only when you are deeply aware of yourself and your close ones, can you effectively connect with strangers. It is not about knowing a gazillion people, but what matters most is how deeply we are connected with each one of them in that moment. Kindness, compassion, empathy and honesty make a huge difference in your world of connection. Kerrie’s book How to Talk to Strangers is gold for those who wish to be a difference maker.
Watch the interview below or listen on Apple Podcasts – The World Needs this Book: Kerrie Phipps on why the new book ‘How to Talk to Strangers’ matters
Contributors to this book also include Masami Sato, Simon Jacobs, Anupama Singal, Patrick Galvin, Anna Sheppard, Cathy Johnson, Coen Tan, Conor O’Malley, Ganesh Somwanshi, Julie Woods, Kaley Chu, Katie Swanson, Lyndon Phipps, Serene Seng and Unami Magwenzi – check out their links and follow their inspiring work! And get your copy of the book here – How To Talk To Strangers