The Lost Art of Connecting by Susan McPherson

Published: March 30, 2021

McGraw Hill

I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

Meet Susan. She’s one of the best connected people in the social good world. Whether she’s speaking at industry events, writing for business publications or hosting a McPherson Memo Live Social Impact Chat, Susan brings warmth, knowledge and savvy to everything she does. Susan is also the author of The Lost Art of Connecting.

“Every single person is an introduction to something else: another person, a unique skill, a new project, or something you inevitably will learn about yourself.”

I received a copy of this book from Susan’s publicist, Nina, after I reached out to Susan on Twitter. And I’m still blown away that these incredible women sent me a copy to review. This book has been sitting on my “to be read” pile, and I have been anxious to get here.

Everything about this book is fantastic. Susan McPherson shares so much valuable insight, and she delivers it as though she is your dearest friend and loudest cheerleader. The advice is broken down into easy-to-read and understand sections. And it’s things that everyone can do.

Whether you’re a high-powered CEO, or a dreamer trying to get their brain baby to take flight, The Lost Art of Connecting holds something that will resonate inside you. This is a mind, body, and soul journey.

The way Susan writes is so genuine and so authentic. She is not afraid to be vulnerable. She practices what she preaches. You will gain so much knowledge on how to take your constellation to the next level.

The beautiful thing is that it was written from a place of passion and genuine excitement. This is not just another “self-help” book that will look cool sitting on your office bookshelf. This is a brilliantly researched, thoroughly detailed, easy-to-understand, life-changing book filled with so much hope and so much real experience that you won’t believe how quickly you finish.

I devoured this book. And as I was reading, I kept getting an image of one of my dear test friends in my mind. My friend is seriously the natural embodiment of everything Susan is saying. I immediately messaged my friend and told her she needed to read this book. Boom. I was making a connection.

It is insane how easy Susan’s roadmap to building our constellations is. We are doing many leg work already but might need a little direction or some polish. Susan teaches a “How can I help?” method, and it is foolproof. I am so excited to take these tools into my next networking event.

You will want to attend a conference with 300+ people you don’t know, simply so you can put these words into action. This is something every person can benefit from. These tips are so genuinely written, and the advice and shared experience are so selflessly given.

Get ready to add a Susan McPherson star to your constellation, my friends, because after reading this book, you will feel like you can take on any challenge before you. Motivation, action, and tangible things you can change or implement right now are only a few of the beautiful benefits of this book.

Thank you so much to Susan McPherson and Nina for allowing me to read and review this book. I can promise you ladies and my constellation will all be fans of these words.

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