I seem to leave just about every talk, meeting or seminar with at least one tidbit. It was a sales seminar back in 1990 where I was presented with the simple idea of finding something you like about every person that you meet.
I think some of this came natural to me already so it was an easy one to make a habit. Practicing this has allowed me to build a lot of lasting relationships, even with people who I appear to disagree with more than I agree with or whom I just appear to have nothing in common with at all.
How many things must you have in common with someone before you are willing to be friends with them?
I’m not a very “common” person so it would be very hard for me to have any relationships if I sought out people who acted and thought like me.
This is a good week to think about being thankful for all of the people in your life and maybe even taking some time to rekindle old and start some new relationships.