Whatever you do to make a living, you’re in the relationship business. Your success in any organization (including a family) is the sum total of the interactions that you have every day – in person, over the phone, by e-mail, letter, or other social media systems.
Most of us manage relationships by default. We react when we see an e-mail, letter, text or message media when a problem arises. You might say that we have an urgency addiction – we only take care of our relationships when the blinking red light draws our attention to an emergency.
In life there are certain key people (think about it) with whom we must engage successfully. We cannot afford to overlook these relationships. We can only achieve our goals in collaboration with others, whether it’s’ at work or at home.
It’s essential that we understand what our outcomes are for each key relationship, and that we make a plan to achieve those outcomes over time. This includes managing relationships with people who are our enemies, as well as our allies!
Relationships – a key ingredient for lasting success – the foundation upon which great things are accomplished and built.
Quote of the week: “Relationships are worth fighting for but sometimes you can’t be the only one fighting.” Unknown
Word of the week: Interaction –
Ask yourself: How many true relationships do you have in your life?
Speaking With a Purpose: “I help you bridge the gap between … Where you are verses where you want to be.” My ultimate goal – help you become a better you!
Until next time,