The following tips on how to win friends and influence people will help you live a happy and fulfilling life.
1. Be yourself:
Do not impersonate others. This will help you know your strengths and weaknesses. Critics will always be ready to point out on your weakness. You can work on improving on the weaknesses that will help you win friends and influence people.
2. Develop a Positive Attitude:
Work on your attitude towards people. You should realize that friends will always treat you well if you have a positive mindset on their personalities. It is always easier to influence people you think greatly of than people you do not like.
3. Be Honest:
Dishonesty is a major recipe for failed friendships. You can win new friends and influence others by being honest with your actions. Honest friends always have long-lasting relationship.
4. Do not Blow your Own Trumpet:
Pride comes before a fall. You should wait for others to tell you how beautiful or educated you are, do not make the mistake of showing off your skills or talents to others. Being humble will make you have great influence on people’s lives.
5. Smile, Smile, Smile:
Smiles speak louder than words. Smiling is another way of saying I like you. You make me happy. I am glad to see you. Learn to wear a smiling face everywhere you go.
6. Learn to listen:
Listening is the best way of showing appreciation to others. You should give your friends a chance to speak to you, to share ideas with you. Let them influence your life too, as you try to influence theirs.
7. Make Connections Last:
You can do this by accepting invitations and asking for contacts that will help you expound on your communication on a later date. This will improve on your relationship with others and make you win new friends.
8. Ask for Advice:
Do not be the “know it all” kind of person. Learn to seek for your friend’s advice on issues that will influence your future lives.
Lastly, never take it personal. You should realize that you have a life to live, do not let setbacks ruin your friendship.