021: Three Easy but Impactful Ways to Deepen Relationships with Others

3 Lessons Learned from a high school student, a tradition of burning mix CDs, and a kidney stent. PODCAST.

In this episode, you will hear Rachel sing Destiny’s Child; model how to ask someone how they are doing without pity in your voice; praise the hero who cleaned her bathroom when she had kidney stones…


You don’t want to miss this episode, which is an continuation of last week’s podcast on “How to Be a Good Friend, Instead of Being Friendly.”

If you love people, and you want to love people better, listen in as Rachel dives deep into the importance of:


1) Using people’s names.

2) Following up with friends who you know are going through hard times.

3) Letting people serve you.


Show Notes:

Sign up for the monthly printables: 3in30podcast.com

Order a little “follow up” gift: TheBrightBoxes.com


Previous Episodes Referred to In This Episode:

How to Be a Friend, Instead of Just Being Friendly: https://3in30podcast.com/friendship/

How to Support Someone Who is Grieving: https://3in30podcast.com/grief/

Three Messages of Hope for the Darkest Times: https://3in30podcast.com/hope/



  1. Bethany Adair on 03/13/2018 at 2:59 PM

    Such a great episode!!!! Names are so important. I like to write people’s names out in texts too even though the conversation is obviously between the two of you. You teach so well Rachel! Keep it up.

    • Rachel Nielson on 03/13/2018 at 9:23 PM

      That is such a great idea about writing names in texts too! I love that!! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. Feedback like that makes me want to keep going! xoxo

  2. […] Ep. 021 3 Easy but Impactful Ways to Deepen Relationships with Others […]

  3. Sarah Badat Richardson on 05/30/2018 at 12:50 AM

    This was a great episode. On the day I listened, I found out that a friend of mine was moving to a new house that weekend and then leaving on a trip 2 days later.
    I decided to to the right thing as a friend and offered to watch her 7 yo and 2 yo on Saturday so that she could get more done.
    I wouldn’t have thought of making the offer if I hadn’t heard the episode earlier that day.

    The other thing I would add, is that just as you need to be ok with saying YES when friends offer help; It’s also ok to ask for help if you need it. I’ve asked my neighbor if I could throw my birthday party at her house and she said yes. I’ve asked my friend if she’d bake my daughter’s birthday cake and she said yes. I’ve asked a homeschool mama friend to come over to my place and show me how she teaches spelling to her kids and she said yes.

    My friends have done a lot for me but I had to ask because they don’t always know what I need.

    I love listening to you and wish you were my friend 🙂


    • Rachel Nielson on 05/30/2018 at 8:25 AM

      I LOVE hearing that you offered to help your friend because of an episode you heard on this podcast! That’s so awesome, and I’m sure your service was so appreciated!

      And I completely, 100% agree that sometimes we have to ASK for help–because people aren’t mind readers! I think you and I are kindred spirits, based on your comments and your writing, so I agree we should be friends! Also, I haven’t forgotten about recording an episode together!

  4. Sarah Badat Richardson on 05/31/2018 at 12:22 AM

    No rush on the episode.
    I was traveling for a whole month and am catching up on listening now 🙂

  5. Tara Brown on 10/07/2018 at 5:00 PM

    Thank you for this episode. I didn’t hear the previous episode but I really enjoyed listening to this and hope to use the insights listed, especially letting people serve you, as I have a very hard time accepting help from anyone. I am a new listener and having been picking episodes to listen to as I have time and I am really enjoying your podcast.

    • Rachel Nielson on 10/08/2018 at 3:21 PM

      Thank you so much for listening!! It is SO hard to let people serve you–but it really is a great way to connect with others. I love hearing that you’re digging into the archives, and I appreciate your feedback!

  6. […] 3 in 30 Podcast: Three Easy but Impactful Ways to Deepen Relationships with Others […]

  7. […] 021: Three Easy but Impactful Ways to Deepen Relationships with Others […]

Leave a Comment