Will she like me? Will we hit it off or have crickets? My stomach is churning on overdrive as I wait for her to arrive at the bar. An hour later my cheeks ache from laughter and non-stop conversation.
This is how meeting a new biz bestie usually goes for me because I’m an introvert 🤗 at my core, and meeting new people is nerve wracking. In this online world where SO MUCH communication happens in text, in-person connection is more crucial than ever before.
But guess what? Sometimes it’s uncomfortable to put yourself out there. I get it. I don’t always create rainbows when I meet someone new, but those instances are few and far between, and making the effort to fill my circle with amazing women who get where I’m at now has enriched my life 10 fold!
#TuesdayTip: Connect with someone new, or even someone you know, but have only interacted with online. If in-person is feasible, DO IT. If not, a video Skype date is also ah-mazing.
Here are my favorite ways to make this happen:
- Reply to every “where do you live?” thread in Facebook groups. If you find people near you, make a date.
- If you jive with someone online, ask to have a Skype 1-on-1.
- Attend LIVE biz and/or personal development events. I go to at least 1 a quarter! BONUS: set up live or Skype 1-on-1s with the women you hit it off with.
- Anytime you go to a new city announce your travels or ask for recommendations on what to see/do through your biz social media accounts or in Facebook groups so you can ferret out who’s local.
You may get brush offs or flakes - KEEP GOING. Tell yourself you’re getting one step closer to finding that PURE GOLD new bestie.
I just got back from a whirlwind week in Austin, TX where I enjoyed 👯, 🎶, and 🌮: friends, music @ ACL, and breakfast tacos, among other culinary goodies. I made it a point to connect with my LOVELY pal Jewell who lives there. We were in the same group program earlier this year and met in Paris last April, and let me tell ya, our conversation did not skip a beat!
Comment below to tell me any amazing stories about in-person connection that you have - I’d love to hear!
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