How I Made New Friends in a New City

How I Made New Friends in a New City

In the United States approximately 11% of the population moves every year. While the move may be exciting, it can also be daunting. Especially when you think about finding new friends. In this article, I share the story of how I created a new personal and professional network from scratch when I moved to a new city and entered a new industry. I share my 7 suggestions for those who may have to do the same thing or for anyone looking to expand their existing network.

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Get to the Point — How to Be an Articulate Communicator

Get to the Point — How to Be an Articulate Communicator

We live in a world of one-word responses and emojis to communicate our thoughts. It’s convenient. It’s cute. But it won’t cut it when you need to articulate complex ideas. Through some thoughtful preparation and practice of these 6 easy-to-implement tactics, your communication style can evolve to present yourself credibly and confidently regardless of the setting.

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3 Actionable Steps to Confidently Start a Conversation

3 Actionable Steps to Confidently Start a Conversation

Loneliness and social isolation are growing worldwide but common advice on how to solve it doesn’t account for our unique circumstances or dispositions. To end loneliness it requires engaging with others in person or IRL but we must first develop a social action plan that plays to our strengths and comforts. Through proper preparation, social engagement like first conversations can be more successful and rewarding.

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What Curiosity Does to Your Brain and Your Relationships

What Curiosity Does to Your Brain and Your Relationships

As humans, our drive for knowledge is hardwired into our DNA because it contributed to the advancement of our species. Science has confirmed that having curiosity improves our ability to learn more effectively. But with our present-day information overload, we need to carefully consider the best sources for added knowledge. By being curious about the people in our lives we benefit by learning untold stories, expertise, and wisdom that may enrich us if not totally surprise us.

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Uncommon Advice on Being a Good Listener

Uncommon Advice on Being a Good Listener

We are being talked at. A lot. But rare is the opportunity to listen thoroughly. Actively listening to one another can help heal cultural tensions and enrich our personal relationships. Some of these eight suggestions take the pressure off the listener and opens the space for genuine connection and a rewarding dialogue.

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11 Questions to Ask When Making a Big Decision

11 Questions to Ask When Making a Big Decision

All of us have had to make a big decision at some point in our lives. Part of the challenge in making it is the noise of mixed advice which can cloud our thinking and delay our action. By asking some thought-provoking questions and giving the answers time to emerge we can get to the heart of the matter that best reflects our truest desires.

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