Can You Spare Eight Minutes?

People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.

I rarely have a chance to talk with one of my lifetime friends. We’ve lived in differences states since we left our cozy, college dorm room a lifetime ago. Living under a roof with three generations and having scheduled child-minding duty keeps my friend busy. Her time is more limited than mine. The dilemma was carving out regular time to talk. 

With this in mind, I recently read an article about the “8 Minute Phone Call.” It’s hard to say no to just eight minutes. To my delight, and I think her’s as well, we now talk every couple of weeks (always scheduled ahead) for approximately eight minutes. We have found that taking weekly turns works best. In a week, it’s my turn to hold court for eight minutes. I’m already thinking about what I want to talk about and our special time of connecting. 

Affirmation: I will find a way to stay in touch with old friends.

Coaching question: Is there a busy person (could be a daughter with small children) you’d like to reconnect with more often? If the answer is yes, will you consider inviting them to an eight minute call? 

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