Relationships & Community

How to Meet New People and Where to Find Them

How to Meet New People and Where to Find Them

It can be intimidating to meet new people, but if you overcome those fears and look in the right places, you’ll enrich your personal life and advance your career. Some people want to meet new people, but just don’t know where to find them. It could be for new friendships, business networks, or romantic relationships. They have the desire and personality, but can’t find the places where others want to connect long-term. For others like me, meeting new people is just plain scary. We know we need to do it, but we freeze up at the thought of that introduction. If we let our fears and obstacles get in the way, we miss out on the potential of really great friendships or beneficial business opportunities. What’s holding you back may be the thought that meeting new people requires you to go to a bar or party and introducing yourself to complete strangers, hoping you have something in common.

Why Anger is the Most Viral Emotion on Social Media

Why Anger is the Most Viral Emotion on Social Media

Anger is money, plain and simple. It’s easy to spread and easy to capitalize on. The recent events in our world – from the circus of the US political race to the tragedy of terrorism to the fear of the unknown – are prime examples of profitable hate. It doesn’t matter if you agree with it or not. It doesn’t matter if it’s true or not. You get angry and want to share that anger, so you like, comment and share, and spread that feeling to others.

We’re Killing Ourselves with Arrogance & Selfishness

Another day, another shooting. The reality that it’s become so normal is more repulsive than the act itself. This most recent one in San Bernardino hits close to home – about 45 minutes away from home. So we go on with our routine. We’re in shock. Then we’re in sadness. Then we’re in anger. Half the people will fight for gun control. The other half will fight to arm people. People will blame mental health, race, and religion. I’d like to believe we’ll get this problem solved soon, but I don’t think we will. Because we’re incredibly arrogant and selfish people.

Be a Refuge for Other People

Hospitality is inconvenient. From crisis of Syrian refugees fleeing to Europe, to the debate over illegal immigration in the U.S., letting people in isn’t always the easiest. With politics aside, being a refuge for people is important. It starts with each of us individually, where we are, with who we know. Whether it’s for a nation fleeing oppression, or it’s for an individual fleeing their demons, be a place of safety for others.

How to Ask for Help When You Need It

Asking for help is hard. No one wants to admit that they can’t do something. Whether it’s pride, fear, insecurity, or arrogance, refusing admit that we’re weak in some area often makes us weaker. The most successful people in any arena, whether it’s in careers, relationships, skills, or anything, are those who have asked for help and learned from other people. So what happens if you’re the kind of person that doesn’t like to ask? Here’s how you can change your mindset & actions to ask others for help.

3 Relationships You Need to Be Healthy

We all have relationships of different kinds – friends, family, coworkers, etc. Some of them may be very close, like a spouse, significant other, or best friend from school. Others may be more distant, ones you never see but randomly comment on Facebook once in a while. The people you hang around most probable developed organically – you gravitated towards mutual interest and personalities. Yet of all those relationships, there are 3 that are absolutely essential.

5 Reasons Why You Need Friends Who Disagree With You

Chances are you have a decent group of friends. You like them, and you like hanging out with them. Chances also are that you all share the same interests and worldviews. Whether it be religion, politics, economy, social issues, or anything else, you mostly agree. You want to keep it that way, because then you don’t argue about it and can go on doing what you like to do. Plus it’s easier to complain together about other groups of people who are different from you. I’d like to make a suggestion: Get new friends.

Be the Thermostat in Your Circle of Influence

You’re a leader. You may not think you’re one, but you are. We often think of leadership as a position or title. But it’s all about influence. The people that you spend your time with, from friends to family to coworkers – you influence them. Because you influence them, you have the power to shape who they are and what they do. But you have to decide whether you want to passively follow or actively lead.

Create Realistic New Year’s Resolutions & Tips On How to Achieve Your Goals

How are you doing on your new year’s resolutions? Chances are, you never made them, have forgotten about them already, or tried and given up. The reason our resolutions, and most other goals fail is because they’re lofty and generic, and we lack an actual strategy to help achieve them. But the practice of creating goals to improve ourselves is important, whether it’s at the new year or any other time.

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