1. Take Inventory. Before making any changes to your social circle, first decide the state of your social life to help you make your decisions. Who are your friends? Are the people in your social life bringing value and growth? How active are you within your social circle? What experiences do you long to have?
2. Go places. Sometimes, it is a necessity to just break out of your shell and out of your ordinary routine. To get something different, we must do something different. Therefore, if your social interactions are not fulfilling you to your greatest potential, then it may be time to explore. Attend events that strike your interest and look to network in places where like-minds linger.
3. Be Valuable. If you desire more value in your social interactions, give what you are expecting to get. Think of what you are able to offer to others. Taking on a leadership role or stepping onto the board of an organization that interests you. Seek places in which you can apply your skills while meeting and interacting with others frequently.
4. Learn Social “Basics”. Perhaps the most important, yet most simple part of upgrading your social circle is simply being social. Familiarizing yourself with “social basics” with assist your merge into being a social butterfly. Learn to introduce yourself, strike up conversations, take down contact information, make plans, accept invitations, and keep in touch.