Can a dude born in 1706 teach us the 3 steps to apologize effectively? I don’t know what this guy knew about a primary relationship. Yet, good ol’ Ben Franklin was esteemed for his ability to communicate well. Let’s take what he said and give you our always-work (aka: never-fail) steps for apologies. We’re assuming… Read more »
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Imagine this. It’s half-time intermission at the football game. You’ve purchased your 50/50 ticket and the announcer says, “The winning ticket will be drawn at the end of the game. You must be present to win.” That is an incredible metaphor for any relationship. What does it mean to you to “win” in your relationship?… Read more »
It’s COLD outside!!!! So, what do you do? Turn up the heat in your home to make it comfortable. Doesn’t it make sense to apply the same strategy when you notice your relationship with your sweetie is a bit cool – or maybe really COLD? What will you do TODAY, to turn up the heat… Read more »
January is almost gone. What has happened for you regarding your goals and plans for this year? Or more importantly, who are you being each day based on your intentions? Hmmm – goals vs intentions. I believe there are some misunderstandings about intentions and how they relate to goals and plans. That’s why there are… Read more »
What were some of your most important learnings from last year, and commitments for this year? Did they have anything to do with prioritizing what’s most important? We’ve lost “normalicy” and gained greater awareness of how we want to show up in life every day. It’s not the doingness but the beingness that helps us… Read more »
Are you a parent? Or grandparent? Do you want your kids (or grandkids) to know freedom from money challenges – to be financially savvy kids? Check out the previous podcast – for you, before you talk to your kids. Then check this out. We’d love to have a conversation with you about this. Call us… Read more »
Is money a bone of contention in your relationship? Money is rarely the problem. Becoming an effective money team requires honest, open, communication about how money is earned, invested, and spent. Join our conversation about becoming a money team. What are your thoughts about becoming a money team?
Join us for the first in a Podcast series called “Relationships By Design.” Grab a coffee (or your favourite beverage), put on the headphones and enjoy The Heart of Relationships. Subscribe to Spotify or Apple Podcasts so you ensure you are notified of each episode.
You might be thinking, “No, Dan, conflict is NOT a good thing. We don’t want conflict in our relationship. Conflict is hard work and it tears us apart.” I understand. Whether we’re coaching with a couple, I’m coaching with an executive, or in Communication Excellence training with a corporate team, reducing conflict is often one… Read more »
This morning, after my meditation, I was thinking about mindfulness. Yes, that sounds ridiculous. I started laughing at myself, too. “Thinking” and “mindfulness” are two totally different approaches. To be mindful about mindfulness is more appropriate. One of my habits is to overthink a situation, which often has me in an “analysis paralysis” mode. I… Read more »