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Hi, I'm Trina Gunzel and welcome to your next challenge!

Today your challenge is:  

Call someone you haven't talked to in a while today  and make a real connection on the phone. I want you to keep the conversation short, light and enjoyable.

Now, you might take this opportunity to call your Mom, you Dad, a cousin, your sibling, an old friend from college or high school or maybe a favorite boss.  You get to choose, but choose somebody you WANT to talk to.

Let me tell you why.

In this day and age of technology, we can be so busy with work, text messages, email and social media that we forget we aren't actually HEARING anyone's voice.  If you can't physically be with someone, hearing your voice will actually make a real impression on them.

There's nothing like hearing the tone of someone's voice, being able to respond in REAL TIME and having a live conversation with someone you care about.

As you give the gift of your time, you'll be amazed  to see how positive things open up to you.

Use these tried and true methods of positive communication to help you in the conversation:

Keep it positive.

Share good things.

If something negative comes up, acknowledge it, hear them, and thank them for sharing with you.

Really listen.

Repeat to them what they said so you can show them you heard them.

End the conversation while it's still going well and thank them for taking your call.

After the call, write down how it went in your journal.  Make notes of anything you can improve in the future.

Part of building success is having great communication and you are taking a big step in building that today with this challenge.

So again, todays challenge is:

Call someone you haven't talked to in a while today  and make a real connection on the phone.  Remember to keep the conversation short, light and have fun with this!

See you back here for the next step in this exciting success challenge tomorrow!