#27: Learn the Secret Method to Befriend like the Pros: Michael Hyatt, Cliff Ravenscraft, Chris Brogan, Dan Miller and Jared Easley [podcast]

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There you are at another conference with that awful feeling that you are alone and everyone else is somehow connected or connecting. Wouldn’t it be cool to have  a magic wand that would get you instantly connected and known with everyone. I haven’t found a magic wand.  Instead, I have found that the same skills that connect […]

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#25: The #1 Key to Turn a Boring Christmas Party into a Friend Making Machine [podcast]

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This past Sunday, we hosted one of our top 5 parties ever. (No this wasn’t our 5th party, more like our 50th plus.) The results: There were 26 people that laughed a ton and left closer. No there wasn’t large quantity alcohol involved with people embarrassing themselves. The 16 kids adopted nicknames. They are plotting […]

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#24: 7 Questions to Reveal if You Really Want Friends (part 2) [podcast]

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Gerry Duffy felt helpless around chocolate bars. He rarely, like never exercised. When did his life change? So, how did he end up competing in 10 triathlons in 10 days? It started after he had a picture taken with legendary golfer, Seve Ballasterso. As Duffy looked at the photo, he was shocked how chubby he […]

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#23: You Can Live in Your Car, But You Can’t Drive Your House to Work. Interview with Sutton Parks [podcast]

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Can you imagine living out of your car for months, while you use the Truck Stop for your bathroom and the community center for your showers? When it got too cold you would have to start the car up and turn the heater on. That is Sutton Parks story. Sutton  lived a normal mid-class life, […]

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#22: 7 Questions to Reveal if You Really Want Friends [Podcast]

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Many people say they want to great friends, yet very few start the journey to get there. Find out what is stopping you by answering these 7 questions.

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#21: Michael Hyatt’s Secrets to Making Great Friends. (hint: You can do exactly what he did.) [podcast]

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Okay. Our respect for Michael Hyatt shot through the roof with this interview! Michael Hyatt, former CEO for Thomas Nelson Publishing, which is the 7th largest publisher in America, now has one of the largest audiences on the web through his blog and podcast. Why do I respect Michael so highly? For one thing, he […]

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#019: An Honest Interview with Andy Traub

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Andy Traub is the founder of the Take Permission Network. He wrote a great book, The Early To Rise Experience. I now place my alarm clock across the room forcing myself to get up early in order to write before the day really gets rolling. It has revolutionized my productivity.

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#18: Try this Method to Resolve Conflict Well–It’s Working for Millions, part 2 [podcast & video]

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Have you ever had that experience where you are stuck in a conflict? You think you know how you got there, yet you don’t know how to get out, and you surely don’t know how to quench the fire that is raging! I, Doug, am a master at getting myself stuck. Yet, even I have […]

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#016: How Can You Get 500 People Around Your Table? Interview with Sarah Harmeyer [podcast]

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Can you imagine hosting 500 people in one year around your backyard table? Sarah from the Neighbor’s Table did it. She shares her experience in reaching that goal and practical tips on how to connect with others.

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#015: How to Stop Running Ragged and Start Making Friends. Interview with Joel Boggess [podcast]

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Have you ever had this experience when you met someone? You say, “Hello, John, how are you?” John replies, “Busy. Crazy busy. You know with all the stuff of life. But it sure beats the option of being bored.”

You reply, “Yeah. Life is busy. I am super busy and tonight we have 3 activities to juggle. Good chatting.”

How often do we check email? Do you ever check your email on your phone right before you go to sleep? Don’t we expect people to answer our email in less than 4 hours?

How do we get off the busyness merry go round?

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