The 10 Keys to Connecting with Anyone

Written by Jim M. Allen

Connecting with someone, establishing rapport, does not have to be a difficult thing, although many people find it so. Here are ten key points to remember whenever you set off to meet new people...

1. Be happy with yourself.

Much ofrepparttar insecurity we feel in meeting new people has to do with how we feel about ourselves as opposed torepparttar 131352 other person. Work hard and develop positive self-esteem.

2. Act Confident...

.....even if you're not! Chances arerepparttar 131353 other person is as nervous as you are.

3. Expect to connect.

Think positive. Tell yourself that you *will* connect with people... and you will.

4. Smile!

It's hard NOT to connect with somebody who's cheerful and smiling.

5. Notice others.

Maybe *they* are smiling and cheerful. Maybe you are attracted to something they are saying or discussing, whatever. Just look for reasons to connect with people instead of excuses NOT to.

6. Listen.

One ofrepparttar 131354 greatest gifts you can give another person is to listen to them. Instead of jumping in to say something, listen a bit longer instead.

7 Steps to Living at the Speed of Life

Written by Jim M. Allen

7 Steps to Living atrepparttar Speed of Life by Jim M. Allen

Everywhere you turn today, people are in a constant rush: Hurry here! Hurry there! Free up an extra half-hour and you just might be able to squeeze one more task into your already overflowing schedule of things to do.

Unfortunately, too many of us these days mistake living fast for living well. They aren'trepparttar 131351 same things. Rather than spend your time rushing around not enjoying life, makerepparttar 131352 decision to do justrepparttar 131353 opposite. Choose to slow down.

Below I've listed 7 steps that will help you get started "gearing down" to a calmer, more enjoyable pace: your own, personal, speed of life.

1. Stop rushing

No matter how much you do or don't do, time passes by at a steady rate. Second by second, minute by minute. You can't change that. So accept it and pace yourself.

2. Stop being rushed

Of course, you'll need to spend some time tellingrepparttar 131354 people around you that you're not going to rush anymore, but it's worth it. Take a stand: don't let others force you into fast forward mode.

3. Do less

It's natural for you to start rushing about when your list of activities is jam-packed. If you really want to slow down, reduce your commitments --it's okay to say "No" when people ask for your help and/or participation-- and free up some "spare" time.

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