Treat everyone you interact with today like they matter. Repeat tomorrow. And the next day. And then forever. ::: @iamginagomez was our guest on The Kate & Mike Show this week talking about critical thinking and having difficult conversations. ::: She’s been called the “Olivia Pope” of the personal development world and she basically helps people who screw up publicly. ::: I asked her all my dicey questions about how to stay in conversation about important issues like racism, privilege, and politics in public without doing harm (and what to do when you inevitably screw up). ::: We also talked about how to have the tough conversations that are part of being human (and when to not have them) and way more. ::: Listen in at the link in my bio. (https://goo.gl/CQ2QBr) ::: What’s one way you can treat people like they matter this week? Give me your ideas in the comments!
The greatest gift we can give ourselves and others in conversation is to be fully present. This means putting away your phone, or any distractions, and giving the speaker your full attention. If we aren’t fully present then we can't actively listen to what is being said. This creates misunderstandings and leads to conflict. Set an intention to be fully present in all you do today and see what you notice. Not only is this respectful to the speaker, it is respectful to yourself. Get more tips & tools to have real conversations that create collaboration, innovation and understanding in our book The Power Of Curiosity. You can download the first two chapters for free now, link in bio.
Our weeklong Tahoe vacation has come to an end, but our hearts ♥️ are full. Vacationing (especially 7+ hours in the 🚗 ) with a toddler is a much different vacation, but my entire family was there and helped tremendously. We laughed + made lifelong memories. See you soon, Tahoe! ✌🏼🌲🦌🐻
Tip #21: Be still. Even if just for a moment. Be together. And take it all in.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ 📷: Brian Dorsey | Venue: @glynwoodweddings | Event Planning & Design: @matthewrobbinsdesign | Dress: @marchesafashion | Hair&Makeup: @facetimebeauty | Dessert: @onegirlcookies⠀ ⠀ ⠀
Well that was pretty COOL!!!😎 I was in the grocery store parking lot returning my cart & walking back to the car when a gentleman approached me in his car. He had asked, “do you have any kids who love baseball?” And as I said you bet I do... he handed me 2 vouchers each valid for 2 free tickets to the Storm game this Saturday Night!! Pretty awesome, right?!? ⚾️❤️ #payitforward#mademyday#happyhealthymom
Many of us have fallen into such monotonous routines that we don’t even realize that we’re feeling more neutral about everything in life, doing the same thing day in and day out, rather than truly feeling and experiencing all that is happening. The good and the not-so-ideal. We are also often so focused on the big moments (let’s say you won the lottery or got married) that we forget to appreciate the small moments – like how a stranger opened a door for you or an old friend reached out to see how you’re doing. The concept seems so simple, but I know some people who, when asked, couldn’t come up with an answer to: What makes you happy? While the answer will be different for all of us, hopefully, you’ve got a few right off the top of your head! Today on the blog [LINK IN BIO] I’m challenging you to a duel. Not with me. Or anyone else for that matter. With yourself. Today you are going to beat yesterday’s level of being sanguine. And you’ll do it again the next day. And the next day. By doing both Parts 1 and 2 of the “duel”, on a regular basis – weekly, monthly or annually – you’re acknowledging what’s good and what’s not so ideal… and taking action on both. This can lead to living a more fulfilling, balanced life when you implement these practices on a regular basis. This is something I teach in my coaching, DIY wellness retreat and other online programs. Read the blog and then in the comments let me know… Report your progress on upping your “sanguine” level. I’d love to hear from you!