Since 1985, the General Social Survey (GSS) studies have been revealing a decline in friendships. Twenty-seven years later since this study, our world is in even more need of unity with countries in conflict and our uncertain ecomy. This book is a crucial part in helping people with personal and global transformation. The Friendship Effect is a two-part book that will teach you all you need to kw to be a true friend and to create long-lasting genuine friendships. Part one focuses on being a friend to yourself and living a life based on what makes you happy, which will inevitably attract more friends your way. Part two spotlights the secrets to creating and sustaining lifelong friendships while showing why and how friendships are lifesaving and world changing. The secrets of friendship, which will be revealed in-depth in this section, are: Refrain from judging. Be a good listener. Give your friends advice the safe and real way. What to do when meeting someone for the first time through Magical Ease. Be an effective communicator. Retrieve information instead of perceiving it. Be thoughtful. Solutions Focus Friendships: a framework that concentrates on the solution versus the problem. Always have high expectations in your friendships. Keep your friendships healthy. Keep your life balanced with friendships: Portfolio of Passions. Make friends with creative techniques. The Trigger Effect These points may appear simple or common kwledge. I assure you that the unique strategies you will learn about each point will make you an invaluable friend. An array of studies and life-changing programs from gurus from around the world are also embedded throughout this book to assist you in creating a life that you are passionate about while making friendships. Are you feeling like you would like to make friends but don't kw how? Do you feel stuck in a school, job or life plan that doesn't seem right? Are you having a challenging time maintaining your friendships in our fast paced day and age? You are t alone if you answered yes to any of these questions. That is why this book exists, to help you. Inside reveals all the answers and information you need to create friendships and to live a happier life in a better world. If you want a book from a genuine author who is passionate about friendships and deeply cares about your happiness, then keep this book tight in your hands and don't let go. You are already guaranteed one friend before even buying the book, the author. From there on, the sky is the limit. The number one predictor of wellbeing is the time we spend with people we care about and who care about us. So if you want to lead a happier life, you ought to take the message in 'The Friendship Effect' to heart and mind. Renee Ho has written a lovely book, combining touching stories with important scientific ideas. Tal Ben-Shahar, Author of Happier and The Pursuit of Perfect I am thrilled that a book has been created which has the power to better our lives and our world. With a genuine desire and passion to be of service to others, Renee teaches you how to create and sustain true, genuine friendships with anyone who crosses your path, starting with the most important person: yourself. She employs an array of studies, life-changing programs from gurus around the world, and personal relatable stories to assist you in creating life-changing and life-saving relationships. While reading this book you will feel like you have a friend by your side, supporting you and cheering for you. After reading this book you will have been given so much of Renee's heart through her words that you will consider her a new friend, which I kw is her intent. Raymond Aaron, NY Times Bestseller Author of Double Your Income Doing What You Love
Renee Ho is passionate about changing the world by helping others be more happy and do what they are passionate about through the power of friendships. Renee was born and raised in Northern California. She lived and went to school in Wyoming for five years where she was a division one soccer player for the University of Wyoming. Renee got a dual major in regular and special education. She learned Spanish while teaching at public and private schools in Costa Rica and Guatemala. In her two years living in Maui, Renee taught at a public school as the kindergarten and severe and profound special education teacher. She also taught for two years at a non-profit autism school while living in Georgia. In this time she was the early intervention teacher, lead teacher and school director. She then taught at an autism and behavior specialty school in California for two years as a middle school teacher. Renee has begun an informal organization called Amistad, which means friendship in Spanish. Amistad's objective is to help Latina women in her community live a life full of passion and happiness through friendships. Another goal Renee has is to begin a national campaign to end bullying and the idea that there are those who are cool and not cool in elementary, middle and high schools through unity via friendships. In Renee's spare time she enjoys exercising, learning information that can help her grow, traveling and spending time with her husband, kids, family and friends. Renee believes and teaches that friendship with oneself and others is a powerful tool which can help be a part of bettering our world.