On this episode of The Wednesday Call podcast, Andy Albright and Jeff Bright talking forming positive relationships way before you need them in your life.
Here's three things you need to remember when dealing with people. This comes from Brian Tracy's book "Goals!"
The foundation of a quality relationship is the unconditional positive acceptance of and regard for the other person. This means that you accept the other person exactly the way he or she is, with no attempt or desire to change the person’s basic character or personality. Unconditional acceptance is the greatest gift that one person can give to another.
Caring is not natural, but it is important. Caring is necessary because people don't feel validated without it. People need to hear that you want to hear their story.
In a loving relationship, you care more for the happiness and well-being of the other person than you do for your own. Spouses who love each other and who love their children are willing to make any sacrifice to preserve and protect the others’ health and well-being.
Sacrifice is not natural. Sacrifice is necessary because people don't always think they have value.
The true measure of the health of a relationship is how much and how often the people involved laugh together and how often. Since laughter is the outer expression of an inner feeling of true happiness, it is the one measure that cannot be faked.
Laughter is not natural. Laughter is necessary because people don't think they have hope.
How do I get out of my own way?
"I feel weird or crazy." Why is this not working?
I'm not perfect. How do I expect others to do good?
This is the part where you have to do to feel rather than feel before doing. Act your way into a feeling before you feel like doing it!