The other night I watched “Castaway” on Netflix.
It had been a while since I’d seen it.
Partly a study of how a normal guy keeps from going nuts all alone.
If you haven’t seen it, he gets stuck on an island, and forms a relationship with a volleyball.
Then when he builds a raft to escape, he brings the volleyball (Wilson) with him. But then it gets swept out to sea, and the hero breaks down.
Even though it’s “just” a volleyball, it was his best friend the past few years.
The worst thing they do to prisoners is put them in solitary confinement. Separate from other prisoners. Nobody to talk to.
Clearly, one absolutely VITAL ingredient for human happiness, WHATEVER plans you’ve got for your life, is other people.
Business relationships, personal relationships, family relationships, romantic relationships.
We humans are pretty pathetic on our own. But if we get hooked in with the right crowd of people and there’s no stopping us.
This is the meaning behind Napoleon Hill’s “Mastermind Group.”
A grew of experts, diverse backgrounds, to collectively come up with a genius idea to solve the problems at hand.
To the extent that you can easily build relationships with anybody, anywhere, any time, you’ll be able to accomplish ANYTHING.
To the extent that you are inhibited, due to erroneous beliefs, internal limitations, or even social anxiety, you’ll be held back from living to your fullest.
Luckily, getting “better” at people-skills is pretty simple.
All humans are hard wired to be social super stars. It’s in our DNA. We are social animals.
So it’s not really a matter of learning “how,” it’s more a matter of unlearning all those false beliefs you may have picked up along the way.
What’s even better is as soon as you start working on those false beliefs, you’ll notice that EVERYBODY has the same ones, to an extent.
Everybody is afraid of rejection. Everybody feels nervous when they are suddenly the center of attention.
So when you come to others with the experience of OVERCOMING those common limiting beliefs, they’ll notice something about you.
They’ll feel “better” when you’re around. Happier. More enthusiastic about life in general.
If you’re just out to have a good time, you’ll have a better time.
If you’re looking to make friends, you’ll make good friends.
If you’re looking to start a business relationship, you’ll be on your way.
Tons of exercises, practice routines, and journaling techniques, this guide will show you how.