So we start off this great week with one of the people I met a few weeks ago and added to my RockStar friends list, Andrea Adams-Miller. We met the first night of the Craig Duswalt event, outside the room, after hearing a great speaker about success and failure. We ran into each other and she was first to walk up to me and say, “Hi,” and introduce herself. She makes a presence when saying hello; she has a big smile on her face and a warm handshake that tells you how she is excited to meet you.
The idea of her putting her hand out, talking to me, asking me my name and building a friendship is one of the key reasons I am telling about her today. She is an expert on building relationships and you see that in the way that she asks, “How can I help you?”
Over the four days of the workshop I spent time with Andrea a few times. The thing that made her shine was that after that first meeting that night I checked my emails and she had sent one to me saying, “It was great to meet you at the event this weekend.” I do something similar myself; I send out a friendly note to say it was great to meet someone.
She never once jumped in with a sales pitch about what she does; she offered me a free copy of her book and autographed it for me. Within a week of being at home I was contacted by her office to be a guest on her radio show.
In life, we will always meet new people. The place our attitude is in when meeting them will determine how great the meeting is. I mentioned last week that many people, when meeting someone new, will miss out on making great friends as they are just seeking to make a sale or earn a dollar.
If you want to learn more about relationships, find ways to make your relationships sizzle, both in your business life and your personal life. I encourage you to check out http://www.sexualitytutor.com/ so you can get to know her and see what kind of RockStar she is. Life is about RockStar relationships and she is the expert at it. If you don’t think so, open her page. The very top video on the page is James Malinchak telling you how good she is. When a man of his reputation is on the line and he recommends someone like her, it’s time to listen to what she says.
The title of today’s post tells two great things to think about when meeting new people. We have to be attractive in some way to make the first impression; but to build a friendship that lasts you need to take it past yourself and to a level that asks, “How can I help you?” That is exactly the type person that Andrea is. If you get the chance to hear her speak or meet her at an event, it will be an honor for you as it was for me.
If you want to check out her radio show, it airs at 10:00 pm eastern time. You can get to the station from her page, or listen to a podcast. I will be a guest on the show May 6th. Come hear us interact together.
I recommend you open up to meeting new friends everywhere you go; you never know when you are going to meet a winner in life like Andrea. Come back tomorrow for an awesome story about someone else I met at the RockStar Boot Camp.