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Meeting Quality People
Quick Tips for Great Life Adventures
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The purpose of this Great Life Adventure Quick Tips is to share with you some commonly misunderstood basic principles to happier living. Then you can find great joy and satisfaction in life each and every day.

Quick Tip #33 : Meeting Quality People

By Definition - Meeting People is to Expand Your Circle of Friendships

1. Quality People Attract Other Quality People
2. Quality People Frequent Quality Settings
3. Quality People Have Lots of Quality Friends

If your looking for someone who is fast, loose and easy and ready for a one-night stand, you will be disappointed with the recommendations featured here. However, if you want to find a great person to spend the rest of your life with then keep reading.

1. Quality People Attract Quality People

Would you want to have a relationship with someone like yourself?

If not, this could a great motivator to encourage you to correct your weakest habits and characteristics. Today, the internet has many free online website resources covering many topics - health, exercise, nutrition, medical advice, career and money making opportunities. And also the online bookstores such as, etc have a wide ranges of self-improvement books. Check our Resources Links for our pick of the best motivating self improvement books.

Make a list of quality behaviours you would a look for in a partner and then compare it to yourself. Here are some sample topics to consider:

  • physical appearance
  • personal and oral hygiene
  • king / friendly / cheerful /
  • clothing
  • employment / vocation
  • listens to what you have to say / respects your opinion
  • humor / pleasant to be around
  • no addictions to destructive or time-consuming habits
  • free from debt / good with handling money / thrifty
  • quality homelife and family
  • intelligent / desire to learn
  • selflessness / puts other peoples needs first
  • faithful / obedient / loyal / brave / reverent /
  • optimistic and hopeful
  • adventurer / seeks out activities that are fun, wholesome and uplifting
  • interesting hobbies
  • good communicative skills
  • religion and faith

    Abstain from destructive or addictive habits
    Drugs, gambling and pornography will adversely affect the quality of most relationships and the quality of your life. Avoid them like the plague.

    Good Health Helps You Be Happier!
    People who are healthy and in shape are much happier than those who are not.
    They also have more energy to live each day to the fullest. Taking good care of your body will not only help you live longer, but you can start each day feeling better, both physically and emotionally, and have the energy to charge into today's new adventure.

    Financial Independence and Stability
    Another important characteristic of a quality individual is the ability to provide a decent home and lifestyle for himself and his immediate family. Individuals with vocation, technical or college education typically make twice as much as other workers. That is about $15.00/hour versus minimum wage of about $7.50/hour. This is reinforced by having a savings account, avoiding debt burdens and living within their means.

    2. Quality People Frequent Quality Settings

    If you spend all of your free time home by yourself you will not meet anyone.

    Therefore, get out and live life. Be yourself and do things that you find fun and entertaining. As you frequent your favorite settings, focus first on enjoying your adventure there and worry less about who you will meet. If you are having a good time, you will naturally attract quality people to you.

    Here are a few suggestions of quality settings:

  • School - Take co-ed classes on general education topics. Consider taking a class or two on topics of interest to members of the opposite sex.
  • Employment - Switch jobs to a place where there are a lot of employees or customers from the opposite sex.
  • Church - Worship services, education, service projects, fellowshipping - church provides an amazing range of social settings to meet other people that share your faith and personal values.
  • Clubs - Participate in clubs, groups, sports teams that emphasize your favorite hobbies.

    #1 - Hobbies and Special Interest
    What? You don't have any hobbies or special interests? That may be wide you (and others) find your life to be boring. Consider participation with trade and support groups related to your vocation, employment, school or church. Volunteer to support charitable ventures where your efforts will help the quality of life of someone less fortunate than yourself.

    #2 - Hobbies and Special Interest
    The other extreme is individuals who are overly addicted to their hobby to the point that it is harmful to their relationship with others in the group or in their family.

    3. Quality People Have Lots of Quality Friends

    Expand your circle of friends and relationships

    In whatever social setting you find yourself make new friends. At school, work, church, the store or club - say hello to everyone that crosses your path. Find and welcome all newcomers. Throw out a question that will solicit a response from the other. Find a reason to compliment others for a job well done.

    The ability to initiate an interesting conversation is a great quality that will naturally attract people to you.

    Conversation Icebreakers
    The following ideas will work in most settings. In general show interest in the welfare and activities of the other person. After the first question, ask related follow-up questions and you will have half of a conversation going already.

  • How was your weekend? Did you do anything different?
  • Do you have any plans for this weekend?
  • How is your family?
  • Do you like the weather we're having today?
  • School - what did you think of that last homework assignment or test?
  • What is your vocation goal?
  • What is your favorite hobby or sport?
  • Have you seen any good movies lately?
  • Do you have any pets?
  • Do you participate in any other clubs/groups?
  • Where are you from?
  • At the end of activity - Will you come by again for the next time?
  • Nice outfit / dress / shirt / tie - Is it new?
  • Good job on your project - was it hard to prepare?

    Bonus Tip - More Great Social Settings

    To Meet People You Need to Frequent Social Settings

    The following is a list of positive social environments that are different but practical.

    The County Fair
    Look for big crowd events that come to your community - the county fair, town festival, concert, sports event or even the local amusement park. Go to the event by yourself or with a pal and look for other people who are present without a date. Use our Search Engine to find special events coming soon to your area.

    Race Day
    Look for 5K and 10K races that are sponsored by the community on some weekend mornings. 10K means a ten kilometer foot race (about 6.2 miles) around a popular local landmark. There are a lot of physically fit people present and you might get some exercise yourself. You can either run or walk all or part of the distance. They also need volunteers at the refreshment stand or finish line. A similar idea is to frequent a gym - but race day attracts a much larger crowd. Physical fitness is a quality that will naturally attract people to you.

    Part Time Job
    Get a job that runs only one day a week in a retail environment such as the evening shift at the grocery store, stadium concession stand, weekend shift at a restaurant or a temp job for a seasonal event.

    Additional Resources

    The Road Less Traveled - M Scott Peck
    25th Anniversary Edition : A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth.
    By melding love, science, and religion into a primer on personal growth, M. Scott Peck launched his highly successful writing and lecturing career with this book. Even to this day, Peck remains at the forefront of spiritual psychology as a result of The Road Less Traveled. In the era of I'm OK, You're OK, Peck was courageous enough to suggest that "life is difficult" and personal growth is a "complex, arduous and lifelong task." His willingness to expose his own life stories as well as to share the intimate stories of his anonymous therapy clients creates a compelling and heartfelt narrative.

    Further Along The Road Less Traveled - M Scott Peck
    The Unending Journey Toward Spiritual Growth
    This sequel to The Road Less Traveled ( LJ 9/15/78), composed from lectures that best-selling author and psychiatrist Peck has given since his last success, presents spiritual as well as psychological aspects of adult maturation. He explores growing up into forgiveness rather than blame; finding meaning in death; developing genuine self-esteem while dealing with problems of omnipotence, good and evil, and heroism; coping with addictions, which Peck terms the sacred disease.

    Body For Life : By Bill Phillips
    12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Strength. - Bill Phillips had been publishing bodybuilding magazines and marketing nutritional supplements for years when he had a weird revelation at a trade show: many of the most loyal and enthusiastic readers he had were totally out of shape. The three-times-a-week weightlifting program in Body for Life is deceptively simple. Phillips arranges all this into a 12-week program, along with nutritional and motivational tips.

    Eating for Life : By Bill Phillips
    Your Guide to Great Health, Fat Loss and Increased Energy! - Bill Phillips, 38, has helped hundreds of thousands of people, from all walks of life, build leaner, stronger bodies and enjoy healthier, happier lives. His Program for renewing physical and mental strength is shared in the #1 New York Times bestselling book Body-for-LIFE. With more than four million copies sold and over four years on the bestseller list, Body-for-LIFE has become the most popular and successful book of its kind.

    Provident Living - Physical Health Resources
    Website sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is packed with hundreds of online resourse hotlinks (free to the online public) that promote health education, nutrition, exercise, medical care, disease prevention, longevity, maternal care and infant care and many more.

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