Recently, I had the chance to sit down with my friend and colleague Andrea Syrtash. She’s written several books on dating and relationships, including He’s Just Not Your Type (and That’s a Good Thing): How to Find Love Where You Least Expect It, which readers give a solid 4.5/5.0 stars on Amazon, and Cheat on Your Husband (With Your Husband). She’s appeared in lots of prominent media outlets, including hosting ON Dating on NBC Digital and her own show on the Oprah Winfrey Network Canada. That’s not just why you should listen to her, however. You should listen to her because what she says makes a lot of sense and, with slightly different wording, echoes all the stuff I’ve been saying for years. And if a definition of ‘brilliant’ is ‘someone who thinks just like me’, then by golly the girl’s brilliant. Also, she’s Canadian, and Canadians rock.
More seriously, she does have some great tips on how to get and maintain a great relationship from the perspective of a married female, which is different from single dude. And since I usually talk about the dating and courtship part, what she has to say in the realm of relationships is eminently complementary to my teachings. In this audio recording of our interview, Andrea shares her top 10 tips for having a happier, healthier love life. Click on the link below to listen to this audio (40min, 18.2 Mb) or stick it on your MP3 player. Summary of the 10 tips is below:
DR. ALI — I just HAD to make the time (of which I have little) to say that I respect you greatly, on several levels.
First of all, I purchased your Kindle book for women, and then got the audio as well. I have listened to the TAO of Networking and appreciate the email reminders greatly.
The #1 compliment I have for you is about your business model. Kudos to you for being highly ethical.
You GIVE so much. You don’t ‘bait’ with one thing and then push bunches of other, very expensive, things. (I’m sure you are aware of those people who do this. If not, I can give you names.) You have so many audio downloads for FREE, and they are GOOD. You offered Andrea’s audio download for free. (I haven’t listened to it yet, but I’m trusting it is worthy.) I listen to the audios as I ride my mountain bike almost every day.
So you know, others may have valuable stuff to say, but they are not winning hearts. This is because it is all too clear they are mainly about the dollar – big time! That’s fine. They just are not winning any hearts. As YOU know, winning the hearts of people (how they FEEL) is the greatest accomplishment of all.
You have won my heart. I will be singing your praises to everyone I know, because of your messages, and mostly because of your ethical biz model. AND, because I do vast research and am so discerning, people PAY ATTENTION when I refer anything.
The #2 compliment is on your presentation. Although serious subject matter, you speak and write with a glint of humor. Personally, I like your style!
MANY, MANY THANKS.
Just want to say I totally agree with this comment! It is quite aggravating to hear other self-help authors who write a blog or give a lecture and then leave you hanging with the “if you want to figure out how to incorporate this into your life then pay over $100 for my program/audio/books!” It just feels shallow even if their advice is good.
Thank you so much for all the free material you give your readers, Dr. Ali. Especially those who purchased your Tao of Dating book. Other authors would charge for the audio material you freely give. Not only does your audio material (like this interview) help us all immensely, it lets people on a small budget (or those wanting to save their money) very grateful!