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

Share openly

Be open to sharing your thoughts and feelings with your friend, for he/she is likely to feel connected to you when you do.

Be authentic

Your friend enjoys that authentic connection that comes from open-hearted sharing from both sides. Be open about your challenges.

Get to the gist of the issue

Your friend is likely to get you rather quickly. Share the gist of the matter and let your friend ask questions to clarify things.

Support your friend’s dreams

Your friend has hopes and dreams that he/she hopes can be fulfilled; learn about them and then find practical ways you can support your friend.

Focus on developing people

Focus on how your ideas to your friend can help develop others emotionally, spiritually and mentally.