When we choose to disconnect, we connect!

When we chose to disconnect, we connect! We start sharing our stories and meeting each other again with a smile on our faces in the most unexpected places. This is Will Clark, one of my advisees and a student here at the university. We had a great conversation today about how our break went which led to us to speak about academic advising and course selection… life.

It happened organically, off-line and during the day. I was waiting for a colada smoothie and he was sitting down studying in the lobby. It just happened. We weren’t on our phones. I had an abundance of happiness outside cyberspace and I loved it.

I’m convinced of this — In the new economy, having trust, connection and proximity to others is a currency. We don’t build the former very well by only chatting with others on social media networks. It is so much easier to tell our stories face-to-face!

Live your life to the fullest and connect with people. I don’t think you will be disappointed.

Author: Dr. Luis Camillo Almeida

Communication Arts professor who has taught over a thousand students in his career. By empathizing with his students, he advises them to think with no box and motivates them to have a successful college life. Through his multifaceted approach to traditional and new medias, his students have the opportunity to become better communicators. Dr. A has helped hundreds of young adults to truly discover who they are, what makes them tick and where their passions lie, in order to achieve long term success in life. He is a very productive college professor who can be found on a variety of social media outlets, public and academic sources, and even on merchandise showcasing his photographic art. Technology complements but doesn’t define him. Colleges house him but can’t hold him.

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