THIS WEEK: MAKE THE FIRST MOVE

13 Feb THIS WEEK: MAKE THE FIRST MOVE

First off, let us just be clear, this week’s theme is not a license to be creepy. So now let’s move on. Imagine you enter an elevator and three other people are already inside. Imagine standing in line at the grocery store with two people in front of you and two people behind you. Imagine walking in the park with a friend and you cross paths with two other people heading the opposite direction. Now, imagine what you typically do in these situations. Do you say anything? Do anything? Well, this week, we insist you MAKE THE FIRST MOVE. In all of the situations above, the most common thing for people to do is absolutely nothing. Don’t say a word, don’t make eye contact, just go about your business. But does that seem natural to you? Is it truly easier to act or fake like no one is there? And, what’s so civil about faking that you don’t see someone or refusing to acknowledge them? We think nothing. So, next time you’re in one of these situations, say, “Hi, how are you?” Or what about, “Hi, hope you are having a nice day.” You can even throw in a compliment like, “Nice jacket.” Now really, how difficult is that? It takes two seconds, but speaks volumes. Making the first move matters.

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