Friday, April 16

Tag: friends

5 ways to enrich your relationships
Personal Life, Work Life

5 ways to enrich your relationships

  There is no doubt that friendships are forged over food. But other than good food what else can we do to build bridges into people’s lives and forge good friendships? Here are my top 5 tips on building great connections: 1. GET ON THEIR PAGE! Talk to people about what they want to talk about not necessarily what you want to talk about. One of the best ways to strike a conversation is to figure out what interests other people and talk about it. If you want to catch fish, you can’t do that with cheese cake just because you think it tastes good. The hook has to have worms, which will attract fish. (How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie) I knew someone who loved planes, so I studied up on planes, giving me the ability to talk more intelligently about things h
Family Life, Personal Life, Work Life

Invisible Walls part1

But now you have been united with Christ Jesus. Once you were far away from God, but now you have been brought near to him through the blood of Christ. For Christ himself has brought peace to us. He united Jews and Gentiles into one people when, in his own body on the cross, he broke down the wall of hostility that separated us.  Ephesians 2:13,14 Jesus broke down the walls that got in the way of a meaningful relationship between us and Him.  Some of those walls are obvious, our sin for instance.  Some are less obvious to start with, our thinking that He would never be that interested in me, for instance.  These invisible walls become barriers to a relationship that has flow in it.  These walls bring an awkwardness to the relationship.  He is committed to removing all types of walls becau
Family Life, Personal Life, Work Life

Social Mobility

A wise person wins friends.  Proverbs 11:30 Wise words will win you a good meal.   Proverbs 13:2 There is a way of winning people as you go about your normal daily life.  This will help your 'social mobility'.  That is your influence socially, communally and economically.  Here are some basic starters for good social practice: -       Listen more than Talk There is nothing more off putting than someone who talks incessantly and especially about themselves.  Remember conversation by very nature is a 2-way exercise.  I say something then I leave a space for you to say something.  We were born with 2 ears and 1 mouth, suggesting the proportion of use of each body part! Learn to be interested in others more than yourself.  This alone will win you friends, new clients and progress