In a perfect world, a handshake and a verbal agreement would be all two people need to get along. Sadly, we’ve all experienced the devastating effects of miscommunication. When we find ourselves in conflict with a spouse, friend, or colleague, our natural tendency is to fall into one of two patterns: fight or flight. But these five relationship keys can help you resolve conflicts before they erupt!
They say the best way to learn is from other people's experiences. In that spirit, here are some of the most important lessons I've picked up along the way. My hope is that these will inspire and propel you in your own journey.
Years ago, my wife and I helped create a citywide art contest for high school students. But after 10 years, we had become completely burned out. Hopefully, these 7 lessons will help you avoid burnout and continue doing work that you’re passionate about for years to come.
“Mountains should be climbed with as little effort as possible and without desire. The reality of your own nature should determine the speed. If you become restless, speed up. If you become winded, slow down.
I enjoy backcountry hiking, where often the only trail markers are tiny piles of rocks called “cairns” that are left by folks who have been there before us. Those rock cairns, though silent, hold a valuable life lesson for us all. Learn to follow the cairns.
It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day routine of business and forget that our work is really just a vehicle to create connections with others.