INTENTION – THE KEY TO BETTER RELATIONSHIPS

INTENTION – THE KEY TO BETTER RELATIONSHIPS

Frank Outlaw said (and a similar version of this quote is credited to Lao Tzu): Watch your thoughts; they become words;watch your words; they become actions;watch your actions; they become habits;watch your habits; they become character;watch your character, for it […]

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HOW TO SAY NO TO ANYONE ANYTIME AND GRACEFULLY

HOW TO SAY NO TO ANYONE ANYTIME AND GRACEFULLY

However introverted we are, we remain social beings, longing for acceptance and inclusion. As a result, we tend to over-commit, stretching thin our energy, time, and other valuable resources. “No” becomes so difficult to say. You might say yes when […]

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HOW TO BECOME A BETTER LISTENER

HOW TO BECOME A BETTER LISTENER

Stephen R. Covey says in his book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” that “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” It seems we care more about what we will […]

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FOR MORE TRUSTWORTHY RELATIONSHIPS, STOP USING GUILT TRIPS. HERE’S HOW!

FOR MORE TRUSTWORTHY RELATIONSHIPS, STOP USING GUILT TRIPS. HERE’S HOW!

More often than not, we attempt, knowingly or not, to trigger shame or guilt to motivate someone to change their behavior by saying “It doesn’t matter, go. I’m fine.”“Are you sure you want to go on holiday when this important client is […]

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“If you’re not with me, you’re against me.” AND SIMILAR BELIEFS THAT RUIN RELATIONSHIPS

“If you’re not with me, you’re against me.” AND SIMILAR BELIEFS THAT RUIN RELATIONSHIPS

People say “If you are not with me, you’re against me” in other forms, not so straightforward. It may be because they don’t want to admit it, or because they are not aware of their demand (see below). So they […]

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4 TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE LISTENING

4 TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE LISTENING

“Whatever life we have experienced, if we can tell our story to someone who listens, we find it easier to deal with our circumstances.” – Margaret J. Wheatley – Tip #1. BE WITH THE SPEAKER. Set your intention to be […]

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5 REASONS WHY WE AVOID SHOWING & GIVING EMPATHY

5 REASONS WHY WE AVOID SHOWING & GIVING EMPATHY

#1 We believe EMPATHY equals AGREEING “Empathy is a respectful understanding of what others are experiencing.” – Marshall Rosenberg – We believe that, if we put ourselves in someone’s shoes, that means:– we agree with their values, priorities, political views, […]

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HOW TO SET CLEAR BOUNDARIES – FOR YOURSELF AND OTHERS

HOW TO SET CLEAR BOUNDARIES – FOR YOURSELF AND OTHERS

Five steps to get clear on how to start standing up for yourself. Stop being a people pleaser, getting exhausted from doing more things than you’d like. Start saying no with grace and ease.   If you’re a people pleaser, […]

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HOW TO STOP FEELING OVERWHELMED. START DOING THIS!

HOW TO STOP FEELING OVERWHELMED. START DOING THIS!

Use this 4-step process, get more clarity on your tasks, and start working on your goals right now. Stop feeling paralyzed thinking about all the things you have to do. Overcome procrastination and regain your momentum. Step #1 DO A […]

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HOW TO CONTROL YOUR EMOTIONS (IN THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT)

HOW TO CONTROL YOUR EMOTIONS (IN THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT)

Do you want to get back control over your reactions? Are you longing for more inner peace? Would you like to behave more in alignment with your values and goals? Then let’s get started with what you can do to […]

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