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Challenge Your Happiness in 2023 - Part 2 The Secret Power of the 8-Minute Phone Call


January 18, 2023

I just had an eight-minute call with my good friend Tina, whom I've known for over three decades. I could never seem to connect with her (she has a very demanding job) until I sent her a text last week proposing an eight-minute phone call. That seems weird, she wrote back.

Come on, I wheedled. You can do it. The president of the United States could probably do eight minutes! I promise not to go long. Name a time.

At the appointed hour, I gave her a ring. In short order, we talked about our mothers' health, made birthday plans, gossiped about a friend who abruptly quit his job and moved to a...

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