We all want to make friends. We want to know people. We want to have connections and relationships. And it starts with initiating a conversation with someone we don’t already know.Casey Greenawalt
- Rather than looking into the eyes of strangers, we have become accustomed to averting our eyes from strangers.
- We will never know which strangers we fail to engage could have otherwise changed the trajectory of our entire lives.
- We often view people as interruptions even though they are the most important thing in this world.
- Every initiative with a stranger is worthwhile, whether as simple as a smile or as meaningful as a deep conversation.
- Behind every face is a name, and behind every name is a rich narrative.
- When we initiate with strangers, we expand our vision of the world and learn to empathize with those who are different from us.
- Identify your style of initiating with strangers, then make a habit of putting it into practice.
- Meet someone new every day this week.
- Whenever you realize that you are continually encountering a specific stranger, introduce yourself.
Cultivate Close Friendships
When it’s all said and done, the most memorable and meaningful investment we can make is a constant choice to truly connect with the people around us. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Casey Greenawalt revisit one of our all-time favorite concepts: life is all about relationships.
Look Beyond Yourself
One of the most critical skills that leaders can master is the ability to see the bigger picture. Dr. Michael Brown has a conversation this week with Casey Greenawalt about a counterintuitive key to personal growth.
Choose What Lasts
Why is it so difficult to invest in what ultimately matters the most? Why, as human beings, do we often find ourselves so distracted by those tasks and details that matter the least?