Please read Part 1 for context. Thank you.
During the pool party — and as the opportunity presented itself – I was able to start conversations with these individuals. During our conversation, I shared with them that I admired the way in which they interacted socially. I went on to share that I wanted to learn how to be more effective in my social interactions and would appreciate their help.
As our conversations evolved I asked for their opinion. I asked these individuals for their opinion (s ) for several reasons. I asked for their opinion (s) because, I wanted to learn and grow from their social strengths and abilities. I asked for their opinion (s) because, I wanted to improve upon my social skills as I interact in social setting.
I am happy that I took the risk to ask for help, because with the time, kindness and input of these individuals I have grown in my ability to interact socially. I am glad that I took the risk to ask for help, because I now have new tools in my toolbox to use when I attend upcoming meet up group events – such as another pool party this weekend.
I am glad that a friend of mine encouraged me to sign up with Meet up — in the area in which I live. I am glad that I took the risk to start attending different meet up group events. Although I was reluctant to being involved with such groups – for a variety of reasons – I am so glad that I did, because I have developed friendships and learned new social skills.
By signing up and getting involved with meet up group events, I have been able to ask for help. I have been able to grow in self-awareness. I have been able to use what I am learning during each subsequent meet up group event. In the process, I am becoming more comfortable in my own skin. In the process, my confidence is growing as I interact in different social settings.
Consequently, I would encourage you – as a friend of mine repeatedly encouraged me – sign up with Meet up and then start attending meet up group events in your area. As you attend those meet up groups events take the risk to reach out to the members of the meet up groups and ask for help…
because as a friend reminded me many years ago that, if nothing is ventured, nothing will be gained.
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