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You Can Live An Encouraged Life

I recently had the pleasure to meet Geri Carter (pictured left with her husband, Tim) from Carter & Evans Therapy, checkout their website here. Her insights into relationships were simply profound! Below are my notes from the talk- Enjoy 😉

-Fill in the details by asking questions
-Even do things wrong with confidence
-Find someone you are going to grow with over the years and be flexible yet firm
-Listen to people wholeheartedly, then make the problem solvable by helping them see things differently
-Always take the time to evaluate what you are doing in life and why
-Women can’t stand being ignored
-Validate people’s feeling and that builds rapport
-Side step the little things.. be mature and your relationship will last long
-Side step the urge to “call out” your partner on the little stuff and it will go a LONG way. You can then bring it up later if you really need to when the “energy setting” is different
-When you get upset, let it out right then instead of holding it in
-Train yourself to only remember the good in others

This is super powerful below:

Habits that Disconnect

-Criticism
-Blaming
-Complaining
-Nagging
-Threatening
-Punishing
-Rewarding to control

Habits that Connect

-Listening
-Accepting
-Trusting
-Respecting
-Encouraging
-Supporting
-Negotiating difference & problem solving

Thanks for the awesome insights Geri!


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By | 2017-05-11T16:28:08+00:00 December 9th, 2010|Featured Articles|2 Comments

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  1. Robin Hendricks August 13, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    I chuckled when I read the tip about having confidence even when doing things wrong. I learned this advice a long time ago and it’s so true! I give the example of word pronunciation all the time. If you mumble something (like most people do or apologize all over it) because you are unsure about how to pronounce a word, it draws attention, but if you belt it out like you know what you’re talking about, you sound authoritative and 99% of people won’t bat an eye! Practice conviction–it feels great!

  2. Imran August 22, 2014 at 4:16 am

    Haha… so true! Being confidently wrong is more successful in the real world than being meekly right. Glad you stopped by to check out my site 🙂

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