The conversation is between you and me. If we see each other again in a social place, I will not bring up what we discussed unless you bring it up first. If I use something you say to help someone else, I will make it anonymous.
I will be straight with you. I’ll say things others are afraid to say to you. Only you can know what is meaningful and isn’t.
The don’t know is where the magic happens. I don’t know where the conversation will go. I’m sure I’ll be surprised. You don’t know either. If you do, then there’s nothing worth talking about. I don’t know anything about you except what you tell me. When I misunderstand you, tell me.
I will not take everything you say at face value. I will listen for deeper meanings, things unsaid, longings, fears and feelings. You can cool off the conversation if you need it.
Before we begin, we will take a long term commitment together off the table. We don’t yet even know each other or if a commitment makes sense for us.
I am here to enrich not to please you. I am not here to be your friend, your colleague or your buddy. If you are ready for a life-changing conversation, we can start and we will have fun.
Be totally honest. Consider your life profoundly important. Say things that surprise and move you.