Tag Archives: frienship
Guest, Angelica Holiday, shares her ideas on Friend or Friendly?
While chatting to Sara (my very young 70 neighbor), I blurted out “friend or friendly.” Sara paused and repeated my statement, “friend or friendly.” Before she could answer the question, I did so for her. “She’s not your friend Sara, she’s taking advantage of you.” I was trying to explain the difference between who is a friend and who is friendly.
Our conversation began when Sara complained that her friend had reneged on a financial promise, leaving her in the lurch. I said “…that’s not a friend,” that was someone trying to be friendly for her own gain.” Sara planned to ask her for half the financial amount she felt this friend owed her. I said don’t let her screw you
My friend Brittany asked my opinion about an out-of-the-blue email she received from a former colleague and friend, Chris, who she hadn’t seen in more than 5 years. Chris was asking Brittany to give her $100. Would you give this friend money?
Chris’s story: She’s staying in a hotel, and about to go on a job interview. She’s one step away from being
Terrific news if you have work friends. Studies show that you’re more productive when you have friends at work. One study claims that you have “a reduced risk of death” over a 20 year period!
Are you a great listener? CLICK IMAGE
Over and over I’m reminded of the importance of listening to friends. This weekend I had the privilege to attend the graduation of my dear friend’s daughter. During one our many stimulating conversations – my friend’s been a teacher of the year – she discussed how she teaches her students listening skills. She cited a radio host who asked Google about their employment policy. One of the top qualities Google