In three to six seconds you can butter a piece of toast, cross the street, or stamp two envelopes.
Three to six seconds can also help you build more meaningful relationships with your partner and colleagues.
According to Leil Lowndes, in just a few secons you can bond with everybody:
“Everybody? That’s impossible,” you rightfully protest. I agree, it sounds like an outlandish exaggeration. But it’s not. Read on . . .
The technique is similar to “The 6 Second Kiss” which is, quite simply (though seldom practiced,) planting 3 kisses a day on your spouse or partner – each kiss lasting 6 seconds. (Gentlemen, forget the “peck” when you’re going or coming from work – give her the full six seconds!)
But we’re not talking partners; kisses; and 6 seconds here. We’re talking everybody; warm gazes; and 3 seconds. When, say, a colleague or employee enters your office, immediately stop what you’re doing and reward them with a deferential 3 second gaze. Also, shine that 3 seconds of sunshine on a passing acquaintance, the pharmacist who fills your prescription, the gas station attendant who comes to your car to pump gas.
And, of course, don’t forget your spouse or significant other. Put down that newspaper or tear your eyeballs away from the tube when he or she comes into the room. A respectful 3-second gaze makes a world of difference in ALL your personal and professional relationships.