I (like you) have various roles and responsibilities within our society… and am presently in a privileged position of interfacing with thousands of different people, from all over the world, on an ongoing annual basis
With all of these encounters… there is a good chance that I will eventually run into some of these same people again, at a future place and time… Dang it! What is his name again??
As I had continued to struggle with remembering peoples names… I discovered a new way of remembering… not only with proven results… but with a nice added BONUS in the process.
I try to “say an immediate prayer” for the new person I just met … with their name included of course … quietly, in my mind
Example: “I pray that Billy (grocery store toddler knocking products off of the shelves)… finds inner peace and self-control”… just saying
If prayer is not your thing, no big deal… same method, just wish them well instead… give it a shot, why not?
As I had begun to add this strategy to my remembering names method… wonderful relationships soon began to blossom… a huge unexpected BONUS!
Consciously making an effort of remembering names this way… can also add much more depth and meaning to the initial intro
Best part is… it becomes a kind of fun new game… that only YOU know about… Name + Prayer (inside voice ) = Great Relationships
Oh yeah! Forgot to mention… you also end up sending out massive amounts of good vibes into the universe… for everyone you meet