Read on to find out for sure.
It turns out friends hold the key to our success—and happiness. Friends helping friends is how many business deals are done since we prefer to do business with people we like, know, and trust. The question is, how good of a friend are we to others? Let’s find out. (Check off the traits that apply to you.)
I’m going to guess you scored high on the friendship quiz. That’s why I want to share a few quick and easy ideas you can use to be an even better friend. But first I want to share a short story with you that taught me the true meaning of friendship.
I first met Barbara “Sunshine” Blake in 1994 when she sought me out as an advisor on a project she was working on—a book about her life. Over the years Sunshine and I became close friends. It pains me to say this, but she was a better friend to me than I was to her.
In 2010, Sunshine telephoned to tell me she’d been diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer and asked if I would be willing to complete the book she had been “working” on all these years. Of course I said, “Yes.” For nearly a year we met every Wednesday at her favorite coffee house and I listened as Sunshine shared her life story with me until the day she died. I turned Sunshine’s story into a novel and released it earlier this year—as promised. In the end, I was able to be the kind of friend to her that she was to me.
Here’s some suggestions to be the kind of friend others would do anything for—because that’s what you would do for them.
* Not everyone can be a called a close friend—or should be. Does time fly when we’re with them? Do they make us feel better after talking to them? Do they respect us and our time? We should spend our time with the people where time spent feels like time well spent.
Lee Silber is the best selling author of 22 books and an award winning speaker who consistently receives standing ovations for his heartfelt (and humorous) presentations. Lee SIlber can be contacted through Keynote Resource.
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