Let’s talk about challenging relationships.
Often when someone is struggling in a relationship with another person, their first thought might be all the ways the other person needs to change. And they might even think they can be the one to change them.
A couple of weeks ago, I shared a checklist for you to implement in your marriage to help improve your emotional intimacy with your spouse. But is there a checklist for all relationships?
It has been said, "Leadership is easy until you get people involved."
Raise your hand if you can relate to that! 🙋🏼♂️
It's so easy to look at people and see all the ways they need to change. But one pretty basic truth in life is that you really can't change people. That's the bad news.
Want the good news? You absolutely, 100% can change yourself and how you interact with others! You have complete control over your own actions, words, tone and intention. And this is actually the quickest and most efficient way to influence all your relationships.
One way to quickly self-adjust is to think about how well you balance care and candor. That's right, whether in business or at home, every relationship needs an abundance of both.
So try this...Draw a line on a piece of paper and on one end write care, on the other end write candor. If this were a continuum, which side of center do you most naturally fall on? Care or candor? ⚖
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