222: How to Constantly Make New Friends and Acquaintances

“You can make more friends in one month being interested in other people than in a year trying to make them interested in you.” – James Swanwick

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Everyone knows that person who seems like they’re friends with everyone. Everywhere the go, they know people, they’re always saying hi to old friends and greeting people. Everyone wants to be that person. Not only do them appear very popular and well-connected, they also have much more opportunities that come their way, both business and personal, because of their many connections.

But how do you become that person?

That is what this episode is all about. At a party recently I recorded this episode where I walk around and ask a variety of people what it takes to make new friends, keep old ones, and create a life full of deep, meaningful friendships.

This episode is their answers. There is a huge variety of good advice inside, and if you carefully put these pieces of advice into practice and turn them into habits, you’ll see your friends multiplying, your network expanding, you will find more opportunities coming to you, and your quality of life will rise. All through making new friends. Learn how on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

“If you want to make new friends, start by being genuinely helpful to people.” – James Swanwick

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Key Takeaways:

  • It’s essential that you are genuine in all of your interactions
  • If you are trying to impress people, people will notice and it will turn them off to you
  • If you’re going to a new city, associate with people who have friends, and make their friends your friends
  • Be willing to constantly put yourself out there to find friends
  • If you want to make friends, always go to where the people are
  • When a conversation is one-sided, and the other person is zoned out while you’re talking, you don’t want to be friends. So be very careful not to do that yourself!
  • Make the effort to put energy out there and support people as much as you can
  • If you feel obligated to do something, give yourself permission not to do it
  • If you want to go to parties, you have to host parties as well. You can’t always be the guest
  • You can make more friends in one month being interested in other people than in a year trying to make them interested in you
  • Be genuinely helpful to people

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