Are you lacking positive, meaningful, or sincere relationships in your life?
Having healthy relationships can be a challenge in both your personal and professional life.
However, there are a few significant distinctions:
- In your personal life, you usually get to choose the people with whom you have a relationship (aside from your family). Here are 2 strategies to help you choose people who are ‘good’ for you:
- Discover and clarify the qualities you need and want in people, who are in your life.
- Learn to identify people who have these qualities.
- Dating can be especially complex. And the above points are definitely relevant.
- In intimate relationships, passion, companionship, emotional health, and other qualities are also important.
- If you or your significant other have ADD or Executive Functioning challenges, relationships can be particularly difficult. Here are 3 actions to consider:
- Commit to open communication – without blame – to discuss concerns.
- Develop a plan to resolve concerns.
- It can be helpful to partner with an ADD coach to clarify and work on goals.
- In your professional life, you have less choice about your relationships. Therefore, it’s vital that you implement these 3 C’s:
- Convey qualities that are needed to succeed.
- Cultivate productive relationships – even with people you don’t like.
- Create a targeted plan to build relationships with strategic business contacts.
- In both your personal and professional relationships, these 7 skills are essential:
- Active listening, to fully understand and ‘read’ the other person – and respond using part of their message and words
- Using “I” messages vs “you” messages.
- Conflict mitigation and resolution.
- Appropriate assertiveness
- Clear communication of healthy boundaries.
- A balance of autonomy and cooperation.
- Healthy (not boastful) self-confidence.
- 6 Tips for positive relationships:
- Be honest with yourself about your feelings.
- Tap into your internal gauge on your emotions.
- Check your communication style.
- Assess your level of commitment.
- Clarify your values.
- Be clear about your life goals.
Need more information on relationship coaching? Please contact Marilyn at 847-322-8292 or Marilyn@FettnerCareerConsulting.com