Dr. Ellen Kenner, host of a syndicated talk show called The Rational Basis of Happiness, recently told me she follows “the three-foot rule,â€? which she learned from me in a workshop years ago in Providence, Rhode Island.
Unable to remember any such rule, I asked her to teach it back to me.
“When I’m out in public, anyone within three feet is someone I can start a conversation with, either about my radio show or some other interesting topic,â€? Kenner explained. “Using this rule as a reminder, I’ve become bolder and more outgoing and have met many interesting people.