#007: What Everyone Needs to Know About Guilt in the BFF Business [Podcast]

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She held half of the BFF heart necklace in her hand. The other half belong to Julie. Julie hadn’t called in over 7 years and the last time she did she had 5 minutes to chat. She wants to rid her life of the BFF necklace, but the guilt is too great. What if Julie calls? What if Julie stops by some day and reminisces about the good old days and the day she gave the BFF necklace? Then her thoughts turned to guilt. She hadn’t called Julie. She hadn’t sent a birthday card in years. More guilt.

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#006: You Have a Voice that Needs to Be Heard, Plus Two Key Steps to Make Great Friends from an Interview with Joel Boggess [Podcast]

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You have a voice. It is voice the world needs to hear. No, it is another American Idol voice. It what makes you unique and is a blessing to others. We will explore how to find your voice in this podcast.

On today’s Podcast, we interview Joel Boggess, author of Finding Your Voice. In his book, Joel is real and vulnerable, and his advice is applicable to making Great Friends. During our interview, he brings up two key elements to creating Great Friends:

  1. Believe you have something to offer others.
  2. Be Vulnerable. Share your past.
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#005: The Phone is Your Friend to Make Great Friends, How to Make Friends in Our Busy Life [Podcast]

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In an age of electronic connections, we can forget the power of person-to-person/voice-to-voice connections. There is a recent University of Michigan study that confirms we need person to person connections. Here is a link to that article: University of Michigan Research.

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6 Keys to Accepting Others

You get the most out of dropping your offense and accepting others. Way more than they will. Sounds crazy, yet it is true. We live in a world where leaders promote their side of the story by condemning others. This habit has trickled down to all of us to the point that we condemn others at the drop of a hat. It is so common that it is hard to stop it, or even see the destructive effects it has on our friendships. It can start with something as simple as disagreeing with the bumper sticker on their car!

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#004: Basic Skills for Being a Friend [Podcast]

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Many people use the excuse that they don’t know how to be a friend. Andrea and Doug have found that most do have the skills. In this episode, we talk through some of the basic skills for being a friend. We hope you realize, “I have those skills and more. I can do this.”

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4 Reasons Great Friendships are Dead and Gone, Just Like the Dodo Bird

Great friends feel like the Dodo bird. The Dodo bird existed in the past. The times have changed and now they are dead and gone.

Great Friendships ended once I got into my 30’s with a real job and family. It seemed that everyone was too busy, including myself. I would list off the reasons why Great Friends were not longer possible and give up.

When I decided to stop believing the lies, making Great Friends became a reality.

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#003: Blessing Others to Bless Yourself, The Important Mindset to Bless Others [Podcast]

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Notes to be added later.

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#002: Mindsets that Stop Us from Making a Life with Great Friends [Podcast]

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In this episode, we chat about the mindsets that often stop us from even starting the journey to a life with great friends. These obstacles can be overcome once we realize they are there and decide to not let them stop us. Please leave a comment and we will gladly answer your questions or comments.

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#001: Welcome and Key Mindset to Make Great Friends [Podcast]

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Here is Episode #1 of the Life with Great Friends. In this episode, we share how we went from lonely to great friends. We share one of the key mindsets to have great friends.

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