Here’s how you can connect with your friend better:

Give time to consider your proposals

Your friend needs time to consider your proposals before giving you a well-thought-out response. Don’t expect immediate answers – listen patiently for one.

Don’t overdo ideas, think execution and plans

Talking about ideas and abstract theories confuse your friend. Instead, explain execution steps and plans to find alignment with your friend.

Explain things in a step-by-step manner

Talking about the big picture strategy is natural for you, but break it down for your friend into specific steps to take.

Don’t surprise with sudden changes

Your friend does not like changes, much less sudden changes. Make plans and stick to them. Don’t change unnecessarily.

Respect the need for past references

If you want to convince your friend, use track record of past success stories for greater effectiveness.