The Power of People Inventory.

How does that statement make you feel?

Summer is over. We’re heading into the brrr, It’s going to get really cold soon. A couple of months.

Your favorite cafe is no longer going to be crowded.

The bar on Thursday night doesn’t have the same lingering crowd and the energy is not the same as the summer.

And now the big question, “did you fall in love this summer?”

Summer is the season of love. It seems like from Memorial Day to Labor Day everybody is more open. They all want to meet somebody to pass the fall months with.

Praise the saints, we will be there.

Before you know it, it’s Thanksgiving.

Uncle Bill and Grandma Sue will ask why are you still single.

Before you know it, Christmas will be around the corner, and Santa will be bringing you presents all by yourself.

You’ll have one cookie for Santa, and one cookie for yourself.

Before you know it, it will be New Years, and we’ll be back into January.

It happens fast, like the blink of an eye.

But today, I’ve got an idea that I think will actually inspire you, make you feel alive and make you feel optimistic. You see, your plight is the plight of many.

Many people didn’t fall in love this summer. Many people didn’t meet the person they wanted.

That doesn’t mean you can’t connect with somebody you met months ago. Remember when you were pursuing so many people at the beginning of summer, one or two might have slipped by.

Or you realize you made a mistake by not making the effort with someone. Maybe you met them on Tinder, or OkCupid.

Or maybe you met them out and about.

What I want you to do today is a people inventory. No different than the inventory at your local grocery store. See whether or not they’ve been shoplifted.

I want you to start looking through your phone, and delete the people you’re never going to contact again.

Then, I want you to start contacting the people that you totally missed out on. The easiest way to do this is to look through your old texts. Find people you were in the middle of text conversations with, but for some reason or another it fizzled.

It’s real simple. They might be wanting to reconnect too. They may not have even thought about the idea of people inventory.

So you need to send them a very simple text.

The text reads like this. Don’t overthink it, just do it.

“Wow, it’s been a while. How are you? Been thinking about you. Hope all is well in your life.”

Smiley face at the end.

Simple, to the point. Re-engage them. Don’t ask them, so did you find love this summer? I’m looking to recycle old numbers and yours happened to come up.

You never know. Sit around one night and do some people inventory. Maybe check back in on your online dating and email some of the people that you had a conversation with. All of us get busy. We’re so busy being busy all the time, and sometimes we forget about somebody great.

So this is your opportunity to do some people inventory. To re-shop some of the people you had connections with. To revisit some of the romances that might have been possible. That might have blossomed. friends-at-bar

The key is to drop the ego. Don’t look desperate, don’t look anything. Just drop the ego. Drop the ego and reconnect. If you had any spark with anybody in the past, it doesn’t matter why both of you let it drop off.

She could have dropped the conversation because she was dating somebody else that she thought might have been better at the moment. Drop the ego. It doesn’t matter. Reconnect.

You don’t always have to go hunting for new. Sometimes old is actually pretty good because a lot of the times, an amazing person falls through the cracks of our life.

Think, reconnect.

You’re going to re-park there.

You’re going to get rid of all unauthorized vehicles that were towed at the owner’s expense and you’re going to go and do what? You’re going to reconnect with somebody you had a connection with.

See you soon. And start recycling some of the great people in your life.