I know I’m not unique in saying this - I love coffee. A lot. I think I may have a problem.
I often joke about my chemical dependency, caffeine headaches, and not being human without it. I probably get in three to four cups a day, if I’m not careful.
But it’s taken me years to really realize why I like it so much. The truth is, there’s something really special about getting coffee with somebody.
Have you ever sat on a small cafe patio, porcelain cup in hand, and had the best conversation of your life?
That’s what coffee means to me. It's the ultimate source of happiness. Yes, it’s a catalyst for getting stuff done, and also for feeling human.... but, ultimately, coffee is about the company you keep when you share it.
So here’s where you come in: I want you to get a coffee with me.
Meeting someone you don’t know very well, in person, casually, can feel awkward or strange. Sometimes even vulnerable. But I promise you, I really want to meet you. And it’s not awkward or strange at all - it’s actually really fun.
Whether it’s for networking, finding out information you otherwise wouldn’t have, or simply getting off the Internet for an hour, going for coffee is the perfect way to get to know someone. I’ve met up with dozens of almost-strangers over the last few years, and we almost always leave as new friends.
Coffee in company can lead to new business opportunities, a widened social circle, found inspiration, and personal growth. It gets you out of your comfort zone, too, even if only for a little while.
I’m not a salesperson. I won’t pressure you to buy anything, for any reason. I won’t even talk about business, unless you’d like to. Because coffee isn’t about sales - it’s about connection, community, and company.
So let’s get a coffee.
Talk to you soon,