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The Secret Behind the 7 Friends You Need In Your Life

Podcast | Episode 3

The Secret Behind the 7 Friends You Need In Your Life

Entrepreneurship, Mindset, Relationships
01/14/2019
Medha Pratap Medha Pratap
Entrepreneurship, Mindset, Relationships
“Everyone can come to your party but not everybody will come to your funeral.” 

“So no one told you life was gonna be this way. Your job’s a joke, you’re broke. Your love life’s D.O.A It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear. When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month

Or even your year, but I’ll be there for you.”

Sound familiar? On the 90’s TV Sitcom, F.R.I.E.N.D.S, there were 6 characters that formed a snug group but had distinct personalities.

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” The people you regularly expose yourself to shape your attitude and approach to life. 

You may not have one pal who ticks all the boxes. So whether you need an alternative perspective from the opposite sex or someone who helps you decompress and not take life so seriously, we break down who should be in your squad. 

Some questions we ask: 

  1. Do you feel stuck in your friend circle and when was the last time you evaluated whether they had your best interests at heart? (1:00)
  2. How many men do you know that have close female friendships or vice versa without that being misconstrued as more? (3:00)
  3. Can you imagine if everyone thought the same way and if the world was full of leaders and no doers? (10:00)
  4. Speaking of short term vs long term gains, do you have a friend who you can leave a million dollars on the table who will give it back to you in a year? (17:00)
  5. It is easy to celebrate good times but do you have friends who will be there when the going gets tough? (18:00)

In this episode, we discuss 7 types of friends who will help you thrive. 

  1. Accountability Partner who coaches you into keeping your commitments
  2. Risk Taker who is an out of the box thinker and inspires you to step out of your comfort zone 
  3. Polar Opposite who brings different interests and perspectives to the table
  4. Life Can Be A Party-er who guarantees a good time and encourages you to celebrate life
  5. Ride/Die who sticks with you through thick and thin or when life takes a turn for the worse
  6. Trustworthy Homie who is genuine, committed, and has your back no matter what 
  7. Adventure Seeker who always has a zest for life and encourages new experiences

As we go through life, we meet new people and expand our social circles. We encounter individuals from all walks of life with unique stories who help us broaden our outlook. 

Do you surround yourself with people that inspire you to live your best life?

Cheers to good friends!

Types of Friends
Medha Pratap

Written By

Medha is the head content writer for Staying Uncomfortable. She has leveraged her creative energy to enhance organizational brand visibility through fresh marketing communications strategies at numerous software companies. Medha has pursued her Masters of Science in Marketing and Strategy at the University of Warwick and holds a Bachelor degree in Business Management with a major in Marketing and a minor in Communications from the Ohio State University. When she isn’t busy pursuing her marketing dreams, you can find her exploring new countries or enjoying a movie or two at the theater. Favorite Quote: "A setback is a setup for a comeback."