By | Dejon Brooks | www.entrepreneur.com
If you know me personally, you know that I love setting random goals. One of the most random goals I’ve set was getting rid of all my clothes at the beginning of 2020 and buying x10 pairs of khakis and blue shirts.
I wore this exact style of outfit every day for almost two years. This goal was EXTREMELY beneficial, but it was beaten by a random goal I set just over a year ago. That goal was to meet two new people each day.
To make it even more of a challenge, I had the following rules on what counts:
- I need to introduce myself and learn their name
- We speak for a MINIMUM of 2-3 minutes
- No cold approaching
- No counting the same person twice
Enforcing these rules made sure each interaction I had was meaningful and was forcing me outside of my comfort zone. After maintaining this rule for over a year and meeting over 3,000 people, I noticed some tremendous benefits. Here’s what I learned: