Start a conversation

In continuing with the theme of accepting challenges, I offer this one: start a conversation with a stranger.

We often avoid conversations beyond small talk in general, which is a shame.  Conversation with new people often results in new insights, new understanding and, occasionally, a new friend.

I did this earlier today.  At a meeting I sat down next to a total stranger.   During the break, I started by asking her name.  It was really that easy. 

And then I listened.  This is perhaps the scariest part of conversation, because after the first question is asked, it is completely out of our control.

And that’s why this challenge is so critical.


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