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Chapter Five – Social Success
Social Success
Around the time I started the blog, four years ago, I was the last
person you’d want to talk to about social success. It’s probably a good
thing I didn’t write articles on the subject.
While I had been actively setting goals, changing habits, reading and
becoming productive for a few years before starting the blog, social
success has been a more recent accomplishment. When I started writing,
my social life was a mess. I had almost no close friends and a dead social
I certainly wasn’t unhappy with my life, but with such a dramatic
weakness, I needed to take efforts to repair it.
So, I spent a good 2-3 years becoming great with my social skills. I
joined Toastmasters to work on my public speaking. I went to parties and
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