Show interest in others, and they will show interest in you. Sounds simple, right? As Joel Gascoigne explains, the challenge is keeping our interaction genuine.
Earlier this week I took a trip to the barber since my hair was getting a little long. It ended up being one of the most fascinating times I’ve had my hair cut.
This is one of the key principles Carnegie talks about in the book: become genuinely interested in other people. This is something I’ve worked hard to ingrain. Since I read the book and started to consciously try to bring into focus this and other concepts, the results have been quite remarkable.
I’ve found there is always something genuinely interesting about what somebody is doing. All I need to do is to pursue that interest I have, ask more questions, and continue along that conversation. It’s fascinating for myself and at the same time, builds a greater connection and opens up more opportunities.