This is so simple to do, very enjoyable, and hugely effective. All it takes is our being intentional about DOING it:
Robin Sharma, author of The Greatness Guide, includes conversation as one of his “best practices.”
He writes that he will be sure to have “at least one conversation with an interesting person each week to keep my passion high and to surround myself with big ideas. A single conversation can change your life.”
Can you think of single conversations which have had a lasting effect on you?
How would you be a giver in a Weekly Interesting Conversation?
How would you be a receiver?
[From the Talking Story Archives: How good (and gracious) a Receiver are you?]
This is a very simple exercise I am going to spend some time exploring, tracking it in my own Strong Week Plan, for I can see where these deliberately held conversations would help me feel stronger. How about you?
Postscript: 9 Key Coaching:
Are you working on any of these MWA Key concepts right now, and could you blend in this idea in some way? A few top-of-mind thoughts:
- Key2: Ho‘ohana – ‘interestingness’ is a preliminary warm-up, and baby-step toward discovering your more passionate intentions
- Key5: Language of Intention – conversations are like the puzzle pieces of our language, and some we give, others we receive
- Key 7: Strengths Management – your Strong Week Planning is the way you self-manage your strengths, and we know that habit-building is the secret sauce of a a Strong Week Plan
- Toolbox Possibility – If you have been using the Daily 5 Minutes for some time now, how could this idea of a Weekly Interesting Conversation revitalize your practice?
I can think of others, but I prefer to hear from you in the Kākou spirit of peer-to-peer coaching:
What 9Key coaching would you suggest to us?