Building Genuine Relationships

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With all the social media today, we can connect with more people, in an easier manner than ever before.  The problem is that many of our relationships with people can easily lack the depth that genuine relationships normally have.

Making and keeping friends isn’t always an easy task.  Sometimes, you have to put a little work into it.  Here are 5 easy tips for some simple ways to build genuine relationships.

Show Up

Simple right?  Get out of your home every once in a while and do something other than going to work.  Play a sport, go to a mixer, or joining a club.  Do whatever it takes to stay in touch with people.

Work in Public

Sometimes you need to get to a quiet place, where you can really concentrate, and get things done.  Other times, however, you can set up on the patio of your local coffee shop and make room for people to show up randomly.  Allow the unexpected to happen.

Pick Up the Phone

When you want to chat with somebody, don’t just shoot them an e-mail or text message.  Get a friend on the phone and listen to each other’s voices.

Send a Note

A Facebook wall post or an encouraging e-mail is nice, but nothing compares to a thoughtfully handwritten note.  Go the extra mile and show people that you really care.

Learn to Cook

Going out to grab a bite is great, but there’s something profound and intimate about inviting friends into the sanctity of you home to share a meal made by your own hands.  You could even have fun and have everyone play a part in preparing the meal.  It can be a lot of fun.

Genuine relationships are very important in our lives.  It is worth the time and effort to develop these type of relationships.  Sometimes you just have to unplug and make friends the old-fashioned way, you have to earn them.

About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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