8Have the conversation

8. Have the Conversation

To have the conversation, you will need to contact _______________, setting a time and place to meet. Two essential considerations are:

• Making sure you have enough time to have the conversation

• Ensuring that your conversation is in a place that is comfortable and private. Avoid any public, or particularly informal setting (such as a restaurant) where an open conversation might be awkward.

Immediately after the conversation, record everything of importance that you observed and experienced. This is a “brain dump.” Record all that you saw about yourself, about _________________, about your relationship and your strategies -- everything that you believe could be helpful to you in building or rebuilding a relationship with _________________ over time.

Once you've completed the brain dump, head on to Step 9, the last one in this process.