“I wanted to understand why people felt so connected to me through a screen. I started really paying attention to who I found most relatable, what they were doing differently, and how other people can flex that muscle.”
– Rachel DeAlto
I have a really exciting interview for you today with my friend Rachel DeAlto, who has a brand new book out called Relatable: How to Connect With Anyone, Anywhere, Even if it Scares You. We talk about social anxiety, how the lockdown has impacted our ability to be confidently social, and what to do with the existential loneliness the last two years has created for many of us.
- 03:20 Why this topic?
- 05:06 How has the concept of relatability changed in 2021?
- 6:03 Rachel’s observations on introverts and extroverts
- 07:47 What can people with social anxiety do to improve it?
- 10:58 How can people create a network in this not-really-post-pandemic time?
- 14:30 How does Rachel’s law degree factor into her career?
- 16:32 How has Rachel’s long term romantic relationship impacted her career?
- 19:06 Rachel’s most challenging boundary struggle
Connect with Rachel DeAlto:
Rachel DeAlto is a relationship expert, coach, media personality,
and speaker. She is the author of relatable: How to Connect with Anyone Anywhere (Even if It Scares You) (Simon & Schuster’s Tiller Press, Fall 2021). Rachel has appeared as a relationship expert on Lifetime’s Married at First Sight and TLC’s Kate+Date. Rachel DeAlto maintains a law degree, a Master’s in psychology, and an influential social media presence, engaging and inspiring over 150,000 active followers over her platforms. In addition to her regular appearances, Rachel has also been featured on a multitude of media outlets including The TODAY Show, Access Hollywood Live, and Fox News. She has also given three TEDx talks including Being Authentic in a Filtered World which is featured on TED.com.
For more advice from Rachel on being truly genuine in a digital landscape, look for relatable: How to Connect with Anyone Anywhere (Even if It Scares You) anywhere books are sold!
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