I was snorkeling with my family over the holidays and saw the motivational quote below on a tree near the beach. Those of you who know me or my work will see that the last statement is the one that caught my attention-Make Waves!
This motivational quote is very powerful. We make waves when we feel confident and use strategies to have tough conversations will almost anyone. It takes courage and it’s always a risk to tell others what they need to hear and not necessarily want to hear. 🙂
Start making your conversation safe by using – I don’t want/I do want. For example: “I don’t want to cause stress between us. I do want to discuss the importance of boundaries in our relationship.” This sets the stage and hopefully, the conversation will be productive. This is a great way to start off many of our difficult conversations.
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This is Joyce Weiss
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Until next time, Remember…”You Get What You Tolerate!”