Good In A Room (a follow up to Stress-Free Dating)
I wasn't always a good dater. In fact, I was kind of horrible.
As I explained in The Secret To Stress Free Dating, the nature of my job made it difficult for me to carve out dating time, so on the rare occasion I did go out, I sucked all the fun out of it by putting too much pressure on the experience. If I liked the guy, I desperately wanted things to work out. If I didn't like the guy, I was overwrought with disappointment about a wasted date.
After transitioning my career, I finally owned my time. And I dated like I had only 3 months to live. With joyful abandon and a light heart, I became quite good at dating.
A friend of a friend noticed and asked to pick my brain. She wanted to know where to go and what to do. How to do good in a room full of people.
I don't pretend to know anything about being happily married, but I know a lot about happily dating.
Based on my lessons and experiences in dating, I shared with her what I found to be true for my life. I was best able to convey my lessons through a marketing lens since that is my field of interest.
Below is the actual email I sent off four years ago. I've lightly edited it and added some detail, but the essence of the message has not changed.
I hope you find a gem...
Photo credit: Sue Waters via CC Flickr
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