We know what matters to some, and not for others.
Those who we understand well, tell their story and include us in their work.
They regularly update us with events completed, ongoing efforts, and future think and vision.
We often feel like part of their team, and when information or events come our way that match their quest, we readily share. "Here's something you might be interested in," we say as we send the information their way.
This is one reason why it's important to know our students and colleagues well. If we know them, we can make connections easily and support their interests and quest in life as they learn.
When we don't know what matters to another, connections are tough to make thus making depth and team elusive.
Therefore, in ways that work well, it's important to tell your story, share your focus, and invite us to team with you for your vision and quest. That helps us understand what matters to you, and lets us support your journey.