I was running a confidence retreat in Lisbon in 2017 and one of our students had a life-changing moment.
We’d given James the challenge of starting a conversation with a stranger in the street and applying the techniques in The Charismatic Nerd.
Within the space of 10 minutes, his conversation went from “Hello” to a tear-filled hug.
James made this Portuguese girl feel so comfortable that she opened up to him about an abortion she’d had a few years back.
He listened. He reacted authentically… and he connected with her on the deepest level.
Then she smiled, thanked him, and they parted ways. James had never experienced anything like it.
He never knew that was possible, and this new insight changed him forever.