If you wanted to do well in school, you asked a teacher for help. The same principle applies if you’re practicing sports, learning instruments, or even making friends. In this video from BuzzFeed, a self-described awkard guy hires a life coach to help him get better at making friends. The best part? The video offers several helpful tips and challenges anyone can use to kick-start their social life:

Pro Tips:

  • Don’t put too much pressure on yourself to get it right the first time.
  • Becoming more social doesn’t have to mean becoming someone else.
  • How the conversation goes isn’t your responsibility.
  • Common interests are the foundation to any relationship.
  • Trading information is key to a good conversation.
  • Focusing on the other person gives you the freedom to feel less self-conscious.


  • Talk to someone new every day.
  • Get to know your friend crush.
  • Buy a drink for a stranger at a bar.
  • Hang out with a guest in your apartment.