I don’t know about you, but when I think coffee, I think warmth.This is why I prefer the coffee shop way to get to know a person for the first time.
Lets face it, if you’re new to meeting strangers,the person coming to meet you for the first time is just as nervous if not more.
So,lets visualize going to a coffee shop to make a friend you haven’t met yet. What are some thoughts going through your mind now? I see myself walking in early with a positive thought of making this place my comfort zone. I would smile, walk inside and say something positive to the cashier taking my order. This would help me to become more open to my surroundings. Then I might even notice the person waiting in line behind me and strike up a conversation. My point of this is to get comfortable talking with the strangers I’m not suppose to meet first. So, by the time the person I’m suppose to meet arrives at the coffee shop, I’ve already set my vibe and allowed myself to be comfortable in the coffee shop setting.
So, the next time you go to meet a new person, don’t let your surroundings intimidate you. Allow yourself time to shine.