Family, Friends & Furry Friends: Top 10 Ideas and Solutions

August 31, 2021 2 min read

  1. Would You Like to Phone A Friend? [Call List]
    • The Anti-Social Media
    • Pick a Nice Place to make the calls
    • Walk and talk
    • Calls from a Café or Beach – Philz, Better Buzz, Darshan
  2. Zoom, Zoom! [Call List]
    • Only really works if people trust (“HOW”) each other – that’s why AA works
    • Non AA Structure – last week, next week, praise
    • Other Hangout Apps?
  3. Progressive Parenting: N-Opoids
  4. What's Your Love Language?
    • Co-Dependency
    • Changing People: 4 Agreements
    • Passion Project – What is your motivation? [Create this Framework / The Clare Method]
      1. What are the things you want in someone?
        • Passions
        • Looks / Characteristics
        • Age
        • [More]
      2. Do they love themselves?
      3. Do you have the characteristics of the person you want?
      4. Opposites Attract, Similarities and Mismatches
      5. Do you love yourself?
      6. Don’t Date – Do what makes sense
      7. Don’t fall into societies norms – do what makes sense for you two
  1. What We Have Here Is a Failure to Communicate
    • Assertive Communication (vs Aggressive, Passive-Aggressive and Passive)
    • Body Language – The Other 50% [Smiling]
    • Questions / Don’t Make Assumptions
    • Praise every improvement. People love to receive praise and admiration. If we truly want someone to improve at something, we must praise their every advance. "Abilities wither under criticism, they blossom under encouragement."
    • Ask questions instead of giving direct orders. Let the other person save face. Praise the slightest improvement and praise every improvement. Be “hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise.”
  2. Are You Genuinely Listening?
    • Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves. The easiest way to become a good conversationalist is to become a good listener. To be a good listener, we must actually care about what people have to say. Many times people don't want an entertaining conversation partner; they just want someone who will listen to them.
    • Become genuinely interested in other people. "You can make more friends in two months by being interested in them, than in two years by making them interested in you.” The only way to make quality, lasting friendships is to learn to be genuinely interested in them and their interests.
    • Talks Most, Says Least
  3. Say My Name, Say My Name: Persons Name
  4. Let The Other Person Keep Their Pride / That’s Pride F****** With You!
    • Let the other person save face. Nothing diminishes the dignity of a man quite like an insult to his pride. If we don't condemn our employees in front of others and allow them to save face, they will be motivated to do better in the future and confident that they can.
    • The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it. Whenever we argue with someone, no matter if we win or lose the argument, we still lose. The other person will either feel humiliated or strengthened and will only seek to bolster their own position. We must try to avoid arguments whenever we can.
  5. Don’t Criticize, Condemn or Complain
    • Avoid Negative People
  6. Furry Friends
    • Dogs Do It – And they are happy (Love, Honest Communication, Genuine Listening, Don’t Complain)
    • Walking
    • Adoption Recs
    • Dog Beaches