Building Connection Through Authenticity – Part 2: Lifestyle

I’m excited to bring you Part 2 of a 3-part series on building connections by being authentic. [click to continue…]

Building Connection Through Authenticity – Part 1: Gestures

Rob Gestures

This post is the first in a 3-part series on building connections by being authentic. I am focusing on authenticity because it is extremely important for building genuine connections and bonds with people. Being seen as authentic builds massive trust, and trust is critical to connecting with people. [click to continue…]

Honeymoon Post-Mortem: Making Friends in Foreign Countries

Foreign countries can be pretty crazy. Especially when you’ve never been there. [click to continue…]

Traveling Advice to Myself

Normally I give advice to others when I write. Not today though.

Instead, I am giving myself advice. It’s important to refresh my brain, and writing this post is a good way to keep me focused with the right mindset.

Write now, as I am writing this article, I am on the first of my two flights to Munich. [click to continue…]

How to Find Best Friends

In four days I am getting married to the love of my life. And while that will be the focus of my weekend, it is not the focus of this post. My groomsmen are.

As I was writing thank you cards for my groomsmen, I reflected back on those relationships and realized something.

If you want to learn how to meet new people and develop relationships into best friend-like companions, why not look into instances where that is exactly what happened?

Here are some insights I’ve learned through meeting some of my best friends: [click to continue…]

The Formula for Making Friends

I love audio books. Especially right now because I spend about an hour driving each day.

When I really like an audio book I end up purchasing a physical copy or Kindle version. Since I don’t catch everything when listening, reading the book helps me gather the nuggets of knowledge I previously missed.

The Like Switch by Dr. Jack Schafer was one of these books. Dr. Schafer is a retired FBI agent who was assigned to the FBI’s National Security Behavioral Analysis Program. He spills his knowledge and tales of human behavior, recruiting spies, and the answer to the elusive questions, “How do I get people to like me?”. [click to continue…]

Are You Gritty? How Passion and Perseverance Determine Your Long Term Success

Fit Woman Running

Are you gritty?

I sure hope you are. Especially if there is anything in life that you truly want to accomplish. [click to continue…]

Draw People Into Your World

Rob Personal Branding

The night’s off to a great start. You can’t wait to get dressed and head out the door to meet up with your new friends. [click to continue…]

How to Keep a Conversation Going – Without the Stress

I was fascinated when I heard this story about Richard Branson. Now I’ll share it with you:

Richard Branson is seen as an outgoing, adventurous, rebellious, highly successful entrepreneur. He embodies confidence and produces an aura that makes you think, “It doesn’t matter what he chooses to do, I bet he will be great at it.” [click to continue…]

Is Small Talk Actually Important?

Is small talk actually important?

It’s a great question to ask because it is such a big part of your life. Whether you’re at work, school, the coffee shop, soccer practice, a party, or even at home – you make small talk with everyone. [click to continue…]