109: How to Develop New Friendships

Developing new friendships can be a challenge.

 

Trying to develop them later in life can seem like an impossible feat for some.

 

Thankfully, it’s not impossible and today we discuss how we can develop new friendships.

 

In the latest episode of the Listen Up Ladies series, my guest Kimberley Heart and I will be addressing the concerns of a woman who wants to know how she can develop new and lasting friendships later in life.

 

Take a moment to read the message she sent me below:

 

Jay,

I have always been a loner and have been cautious about trusting people, especially women. I see other women in my family that have groups of friends and a network of support that they can rely upon in good and bad times and I wish for that. I only have my family members, but now I want friends, too. I am nearly 43 years old and have never had a BF, much less a BFF. How can I begin to develop great and lasting relationships with other women without all the pointless drama?

 

I’m sure this woman isn’t the only one who has asked this question before. Therefore, Kimberley Heart and I really dive deep into how she and other women can develop new friendships.

 

Listen now to discover how you too can develop new friendships.

 

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SHOW NOTES

 

Episode Title: How to Develop New Friendships

 

Guest: Kimberley HeartFollow Her on Twitter

 

Check out her book, GET Love

 

Music: Kirk Franklin – I Smile

 

Quotables:

  • “The way to open our hearts to other people is to love ourselves.” – Kimberley Heart

 

  • “What real friends offer is intimacy.” – Kimberley Heart

 

  • “Age is just a game.” – Kimberley Heart

 

  • “A friendship lasts, until it doesn’t.” – Kimberley Heart

 

Key Lessons:

  • The role trust and vulnerability play in developing friendships
  • Why it is possible to develop lasting friendships at any age
  • The importance of showing ourselves to be friendly

 

Hot Topics & Takeaways:

  • How to develop friendships, even if you’re a loner
  • The joys of developing true intimate friendships
  • Places to find the right friends
  • Kimberley challenges us all to be the first one to smile

 

Dangers & Difficulties:

  • Challenges women face with developing lasting friendships, especially with other women

 

Experience is the Best Teacher:

  • Kimberley explains why she believes it is valuable to have a mentor or coach in our lives

 

Insight & Action Steps:

  • Don’t use age as an excuse.
  • Show yourself friendly and smile.
  • Be more aware of the people who frequent the places you frequent and enjoy.
  • Be willing to challenge yourself to smile and speak first.

 

Apply the Kingdom Principle:

A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24 (NKJV)