10 Steps To Create Or Further Enrich Profound Friendships

1. Eleven Questions People Love Answering For a Spontaneous and Joyful On-The-Spot Conversation.

Plus, Using the Questions to Facilitate Social Wellbeing for All.
2. Working in groups to develop the skill of using five principles of generosity-based leadership or unconditional generosity, working to assist friends, family or anyone you meet to achieve their own goals.

Five Principles of Generosity-Based Leadership: The Go-Giver - Bob Burg and John David Mann
• The Go-Giver Book Club, Pindar in the Classroom - includes a beautiful video where the students speak about making a difference for others.
• How homeless people were served and treated with respect and a shire was changed through The Go-Giver book: The Go-Giver Gala Dinner
Resource Fair offers free services to homeless residents
• *insert link to 5 principles to build a local community action plan*
3. Building deeper friendships, through shared vulnerability  

• Jason Treu Cards Against Mundanity Game
• Jason Treu Ted Talk - How to Get Co-Workers To Like Each Other
4. Learning how to develop friendship circles and or communities based on emotional safety through self–care, being there for another, listening, respect, empathy and small practical acts of kindness. 

• Video of Jen Marr above, author of Paws To Comfort: An Everyday Guide To Learning How You Can Help Mend Our Disconnected World

Where to get the book:
• Buy on Amazon - A great option for learning more
• Buy directly from the Inspiring Comfort website - A more affordable option
• Also available on AbeBooks
• Read here for FREE!

• How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen - David Brooks (video)

5. Assisting others to make a difference for others in a way that is most meaningful for them.
Marcus Buckingham was the first example of a globally proven thought leader, the second being the Arbinger Institute.
• Marcus Buckingham Defining Personal Strengths (video)
• Marcus Buckingham also wrote an excellent book Love + Work How to Find What You Love, Love What You Do and Do It For The Rest of Your Life.

• Complimentary Resource Cultivating Inspired Brain Storming - Jeffersonian Dinners, Jeffrey Walker Ted Talk
• An extraordinarily powerful process, however, the goal of building belonging love and mutual support should not be reliant on initiating new projects; although when it happens the impact can be profound.

• A True Cheeky, Inspiring, Fundraising Story: “Dinner With A Stranger"

6. When working on a project discovering where people feel most excited to start creates momentum.

In any project, there are likely to be certain parts with greater or lesser impact. The part of the project that the project originator believes is the correct place to start may not be what project members are most interested in. Usually, the part that excites members most is where they feel most confident in providing benefit to others; so this is the best place to start. Starting here creates momentum making other aspects of the project possible later.

7.  Assisting others to discover for themselves whatever the real challenge is to any problem they're dealing with and coming up with their answers to solve it.
• Michael Bungay Stanier - The Coaching Habit: Say Less Ask More & Change The Way You Lead Forever
• Michael Bungay Stanier Ted Talk - How to Tame Your Advice Monster
8. Listening with sincere curiosity to another person’s worldview and, when and where appropriate, being willing to change our own beliefs.
Anatomy of Peace Arbinger Institute., the second example of globally proven thought leaders (as mentioned above):
• An emotionally powerful video about empathy

• A humorous video about empathy towards ourselves
By 2018 The Arbinger Institute partners delivered their work in 23 countries with solutions translated into over 30 languages to enable global transformation in multinational organisations.

• Adam Grant Think and Think Again below

9. Looking for the strength and beauty in each person and celebrating it.

We all love to feel valued for the difference we make. Discover a powerful system of sharing with others the impact of who they are, what they do, and how they make a difference.

• Bob Chapman - the Crisis of Leadership and the Importance of Recognition (video)

10. Not trying to change someone, but leading by example.

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