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Opening Lines and the Magic of a Pizza Gathering with Leah Wiseman Fink

• 57 min

Opening lines aren’t just for dating – they come in handy when you’re looking for new friends, too. Today’s guest, Leah Wiseman Fink, says she likes to use this line: Do you want to come over for pizza? Yes, it helps that Leah is also the co-owner of a Brooklyn-based pizza chain, but it’s a great opening line anyone can use. Leah is a life coach, business coach, and mom of two kids. She grew up in a big Jewish family in the midwest, where everybody was together all the time. When she moved to New York 20 years ago, she found herself creating something very similar for her and her family. Community building is a skill – but once you learn it, it stays with you forever. Leah’s advice? Just start. Give out your number. Ride the waves. In this episode you’ll hear about: Leah’s background growing up in a big family where aunts, uncles, and cousins lived closeby, and the “show-up-as-you-are” kind of gatherings they hadHow becoming a parent acted as a catalyst for Leah to create community in Brooklyn, and the recurring, casual gatherings she partakes inGood opening lines and tried-and-true activities for making parent friends; for example: do you want to come over for pizza? Can I give you some hand-me-downs?Using the internet (social media in particular) as a method to make friends, and how to fit friend time into busy schedules, from working out together to family sleepoversThe different ways you can show up for people, from sending food to spending time together – and how specificity can add an extra touchResources & Links Join Leah’s newsletter and follow her on Instagram. Like what you hear? Visit my website, leave me a voicemail, and follow me on Instagram!  Want to take this conversation a step further? Send this episode to a friend. Tell them you found it interesting and use what we just talked about as a conversation starter the next time you and your friend hang out!

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