ADVANCE: Take Your Next Step with Mike Acker

Ep 29 | Make Friends and Impact People

May 17, 2021 Mike Acker Season 1 Episode 29
ADVANCE: Take Your Next Step with Mike Acker
Ep 29 | Make Friends and Impact People
Show Notes


Do you sometimes feel like you need someone outside of your family to talk to or spend time with? That’s why we all need friends in our life. Now that the world is still in lockdown conditions, good friends could make you feel less isolated.

 In today’s episode of the Advance podcast, Mike shares the importance of friendships and discusses a few ways by which you can make good friends in life. He digs into his experience trying to find friends in the past and expands on what should and should not be done to build great friendships with people.
What are the four principles to making friendships?


The first one is to extend yourself. If you're a leader, extend yourself because people are looking to you. Extend yourself, get away from the wall, and stop hiding behind responsibilities. 


Think through your first impression.  Think about how you make other people feel. People don't want to be friends with somebody who is all about them, no matter how impressive they are. When you meet someone, think through how you can connect to them, find out about them. As Dale Carnegie once said, everybody's most favorite word is their name. Learn their name.


Understand the ratio. When you put yourself out there, know that there could be people who don't connect back to you. 


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