Lesson 3: Friends

For those of you just tuning into the Friday posts, I read this article recently and thought it was an interesting read, I am going to share it with you slowly over the next 20 weeks so tune in every Friday for the next bit of advice and feel free to go back to catch up:

"Here are some lessons I've learned in the last 80 years. I hope to continue to practice them in the next 80...

3. When you meet someone new, treat that person as a friend. Assume he or she is a winner and will become a positive force in your life. Most people wait for others to prove their value. Give them the benefit of the doubt from the start. Occasionally you will be disappointed, but your network will broaden rapidly if you follow this path."

Growing up, my parents always emphasized the golden rule which they termed as treating others the way you'd want to be treated and who doesn't want to be treated as a friend?