It is only through developing our capacity to give AND to receive love that we can begin to reach our full potential as eternal beings. Do you define the relationships in your life by the good times or the bad ones? Let's be intentional and choose to let the good qualities of others have a louder voice in our heads than their flaws!
When we hear a name, we automatically make associations; good or bad. When people hear your name, how do YOU want to be known? In this life, we do not control what happens to us, but we do control how we show up! Who are you when life is good? Who are you when people are unkind? More importantly, when choosing intentionally, who do you WANT to be? Everyday, practice being that person until it is naturally who you really are!
Judgement and Love cannot coexist; just like light and darkness cannot be in the same space at the same time. When the slightest bit of judgement is present, we are not loving fully and completely. The great news is--we have total control over how we love those around us!
There's a huge difference between being with people and truly connecting with them. Listen to this episode to learn to work smarter rather than harder to truly connect with children, spouse, friends and everyone around you. Let's trade out the surface relationships for ones that are truly meaningful
Our brains do not like gaps in our understanding. When things happen that we do not fully understand, our brains fill in the gaps. Many stories are just not true and some are horribly painful. Whether you are a returned missionary unpacking your mind as to what happened while you served or a spouse trying to improve your marriage, this episode will help you rewrite those stories and help you make a good life great.
So often, we tell ourselves we are "guiding" those around us when the reality is, we are manipulating them to do things our way so we can feel good about ourselves. Guess what? We can choose to feel great about ourselves even when others exercise their agency in ways we wish they wouldn't! Join me on this podcast to learn simple tricks to have genuine and enriching relationships with the people in your life
So often we are paralyzed thinking we don't know the best way to help someone, so we do nothing. Funny thing is, failing to take action is the only sure way to know for sure, you are doing it all wrong. The most meaningful acts of service do not involve money or any grand gestures. They are simple things like writing a note or offering a sincere compliment. Warren is even volunteering at a preschool while he's recovering! There is no act of kindness too small to matter
When I feel insecure, I notice I deflect and question compliments that come my way. In contrast, when I focus on confidence, not only am I able to genuinely compliment myself, I also can recognize and accept compliments coming at me during daily life. I challenge you to start noticing compliments and to write them down. It's just the confidence boost we could all use!!
Confidence is like a perfectly choreographed dance. After you've practiced it enough, confidence appears effortless. In the early stages, you count every beat and repeat over and over so you don't miss a step. To some it comes more naturally than to other, but to all, it is a skill that can be practiced enough to master it.