Earlier this year I had dinner with friends for some good, old-fashioned male bonding. And like many instances when friends get together…
They all complained about their significant others.
Many of their issues were minor; they were small annoyances that had built up over time. Some of them were frustrations that indicated greater underlying problems in the relationship.
Everybody wants sex.
(Okay, almost everybody. There are an estimated 1% of people who identify as asexual.)
But as for the rest of us, we all want to get down.
Even the people you’d least expect…
The shy guy who you think is so sweet and couldn’t possibly have a naughty mind. The religious girl who feels guilty about sex before marriage. The guy who grew up in a culture where flirting was frowned upon. The middle-aged soccer mom. Let me tell you – they’re all thinking about doing the horizontal shuffle.
Today’s article is from my good friend Jason Connell. Jason has a rare gift: he makes people feel like the best version of themselves.
This skill has created amazing opportunities for him. Jason consults for millionaires, politicians, athletes, and professional entertainers. He’s dated models with Ivy League educations. And shortly after moving to Denver, Colorado, he established himself as the linchpin in an amazing circle of artists, entrepreneurs, and influencers.
Everyone wants to be happy. But after reflecting on the hundreds of conversations I’ve had in 2016, something became quite clear to me…
A lot of people don’t feel happy on a day-to-day basis. And that’s devastating to me.
So, my goal is to make 2017 the year where you find lifelong happiness.
We all know that practice makes perfect. And like anything else, working on your romantic skills will help you attract more people and build stronger connections.
The tricky part, though, is that practicing this stuff comes with high stakes.
When you’re learning something like piano, messing up is no big deal. You sound terrible for a second, get frustrated, and then try that chord again. But if you go talk to someone and make a fool of yourself, you have to deal with the potential face-to-face awkwardness and rejection.