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Jun 21, 2015 BY Stuart Knight

Five Tips for Powerful Conversations

—  found in  Well-being  —

Hey there to all of you fabulous Joyous Health readers! I’m Stuart Knight, and I’ve had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Joy on many occasions trying to help people lead healthier and happier lives. I’ve got some fun tips that will help you create powerful relationships, as well as a gift valued at 50 bucks at the end of this blog that will give you access to The Powerful Group. Keep reading!

Let's face it, some people lead better lives than others. And the reason for this is not any different than the reason some wines are better than others. You get out what you put in. I am about to share something with you that most people never consider when trying to create a better life for themselves. What am I talking about? I'm talking about powerful conversation.

Over the past twenty years, I have had the pleasure of speaking to over one million people. During that time I’ve realized our world is facing an epidemic and most people don't know it. The epidemic is that we're not talking to each other. What's worse is that when people do talk to each other, they miss the opportunity to make their lives better. Specifically, they miss the opportunity to become smarter and more well informed, to gain confidence, to develop greater emotional intelligence, to discover opportunities that could change their life and to connect with people in a way that improves their physical and mental health. Instead, they talk about the weather. Really?

Simply put, the better your conversations, the better your life. Today, I teach that concept to people all around the world and in Toronto we have an organization dedicated to bringing strangers together to have powerful conversations. So how do you do it? It’s easier than you think. Just follow the five tips below.

1. Assume people are fascinating.

Believe it or not, regular people are more interesting than most of the things that distract us. With the right questions, people who appear average will take you on a journey that is far more exciting than Facebook, Twitter and Game of Thrones combined. The more often you enter a conversation with the belief that it can be fascinating, the more often it will be fascinating and the more fascinating your life will become! Duh!

2. Stop thinking you are different than others.

Everyone else is just as scared, insecure and confused about what they should do with their life as you are. Avoiding that commonality isn't doing you or anyone else any good. Have the courage to engage in a conversation where you show a little vulnerability and your life will become better in the process.

3. Stop letting technology control you! 

What's more important to you? Seeing a picture of your friend’s new shoes or connecting with a human being in a way that could change the course of your life? Just before you die you won't remember someone’s selfie, but you will remember how others made you feel. Ignore your phone from time to time. Your better life depends upon it!

4. Talk to one stranger a day

There is no simpler way to lead a better life than by talking to strangers. Start with a compliment and go from there. Anything you want from life can be found through a conversation with a stranger. Whether it's a business opportunity, information that will make you smarter or getting one step closer to falling in love, strangers are a gold mine with riches to last a lifetime, but you'll never discover it if you don’t have the guts to say hello.

5. Overall, ask better questions! 

 It's one thing to ask someone how their weekend was, and it's an entirely different thing to ask someone what their happiest moment was over the weekend. The better the questions, the better the answers, and the better the answers, the more likely you are to connect with someone in a way that will lead you to a better life.

These five tips are a great chance for you to start moving yourself toward a more successful, happy and healthy life. For those of you who want the ultimate chance to put these tips to the test, come join us at The Powerful Group. To make it an easy decision, I'm going to give you a free two-month trial membership (Value: $50). Holla! Just click HERE to receive it. To see if The Powerful Group is right for you, click HERE

Yes, this is one of the moments that could change the course of your life, but only if you let it.

Stuart

Jun 21, 2015 BY Stuart Knight
2 Comments
Anonymous   •   June 22, 2015

I really enjoyed this article; for a long time now I have craved a good (hopefully great) conversation, but am finding rarer and rarer to find people to engage in this with me. I am friendly and do talk to strangers, a lot of who open-up and talk freely. I am told I'm a very open, loving person, but I still find it extremely rare to have a deep, meaningful conversation with someone nowadays. I think everyone is so busy, and 'rushed', that our society has forgotten how to engage (for long enough!) in order to be able to open up deeply. Don't you find that? Everyone is in such a hurry! I know that I feel rushed when talking to others; like everyone has developed A.D.D. (truly! I'm not being sarcastic or mean). Add in the fact that people 'have' to check their phones every 2mins, and no wonder it feels that no one can stop long enough and relax enough to just chat and see where that takes us. Sorry for the long reply, this topic just hits home. Like I said I literally crave good conversation in life. When you talk about ideas, or concepts, or anything to do with deep value or meaning, you feel like your soul has been fed. Thanks for these tips, and I wish I could join the group, but I don't live in Toronto.

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Walker Jordan   •   June 23, 2015

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