Why Work on “Relationships”? We are always in relationship with someone, whether it is our co-workers, bosses, children, or neighbors. Most everything we do and have is based in some way on a relationship — even if that is the relationship we have with ourselves. “Relationships” are not just with “significant others.” They are with everyone.
Think about a goal, or something that you are working on right now in your life. Now consider what “relationships” are involved. Are you looking for a promotion? This might involve the relationship with your boss or your clients. Do you want to buy a new car? This might involve the relationship with your spouse. Want to lose weight? This may involve a personal trainer and of course will involve the relationship you have with yourself.
This week start looking at relationships and how their effectiveness supports (or does not support) your goals.
What can you do to improve your relationships? There are 3 main areas – effective communication, learning to build trust, and developing strong commitment. I will post here on each point. Which would you like to hear first?