10 Steps to Turn an Enemy into a Friend


You have the power to shift any relationship beginning today.


Create a new energy with someone who needs to smile.


Is there someone you've been avoiding?


Try this clean slate approach to turn things around.


Step 1: Think of someone who, in the past, has seemed unfriendly. (You may find that you have avoided this person because it feels unpleasant and/or uncomfortable. Sometimes things build up over time but it's never too late to reset.)


Step 2: Keep an open mind and decide to approach the other person with a “fresh start” mentality.


Step 3: Instead of avoiding the person, seek them out.


Step 4: Anticipate success.


Step 5: Say hello and greet them with a genuine smile.


Step 6: Ask them a question (anything) and then take the time to listen to what they have to say.


Step 7: Smile again.


Step 8: Notice a few things you like about that person (start small and work you way up to bigger things).


Step 9:  Repeat at every opportunity.


Step 10: Review your results in one week.


You are a catalyst for positive change. Change a relationship with this "clean slate" approach.



© Kathy Sturgis, Ph.D. Kathy is founder of Refreshment Zone and is an organizational and personal development specialist with a doctorate in communication. Contact kathy@refreshmentzone.com for more information on motivational programs.

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