Entries Tagged as 'Relationships'

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

20 Things to Stop Letting People Do to You

Be with those who bring out the best in you, not the stress in you.

This past Sunday, while we were enjoying an afternoon barbeque at our friend Sara’s house, her 16-year-old foster child, Cody, received a visit from his biological mother – a woman who has been in and out of prison and rehab […]

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

8 Things You Should Never Give Up for a Relationship

Being alone doesn’t mean you’re weak, it simply means you’re strong enough to wait for the right relationship.

“It’s been exactly ten years since my controlling, abusive ex-fiancé sold my favorite guitar which cost almost $1,000 and took me ages to save for.  He sold it on the day I broke up with him.  When I […]

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

28 Ways to Uncomplicate Your Relationships

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
―Confucius
Almost two decades ago, when I asked my grandfather for some relationship advice, he said, “Honestly, the moment I stopped trying to find the right woman, and started trying to become the right man, your grandmother walked up to me and said, ‘Hello.’”
This small tip […]

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

9 Good Signs You’re in the Right Relationship

It’s not always where you are in life,
but who you have by your side that matters.
“How do I know if I’m in the right relationship or not?”
This is one of the most common questions our coaching clients ask us.  And after Angel and I listen to the specifics of their situation, we often toss a […]

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

7 Signs You’re Hanging With the Wrong Crowd

You will only ever be as great as the people you surround yourself with; so be brave enough to let go of those who keep bringing you down.

Your happiness and self-worth shouldn’t be entirely dependent on others.  But the truth is, personal relationships do have an influence on how you feel, and that includes how […]

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

10 Things Happy Families Do Differently

“I sustain myself with the love of family.”
―Maya Angelou
Last night, an old friend from high school – a hometown success story and entrepreneur who owns and operates a large publicly traded company – a man whom I have a great deal of respect for – came over to our home for dinner.  After a delicious […]

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

7 Smart Ways to Stop Fearing Rejection

When you’re feeling insecure, you typically don’t notice the hundreds of people around you who accept you just the way you are.  All you notice are the few who don’t.

In what way is the fear of rejection holding you back?  How would your life be different if you didn’t care whether everyone liked you and […]

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

7 Smart Ways to Deal with Toxic People

Don’t let toxic people rent space in your head.
Raise the rent and get them out of there.
Surviving the ups, downs, and lightning storms of other people’s moodiness can be quite a challenge.  It’s important, though, to remember that some moody, negative people may be going through a difficult stage in their lives.  They may be […]

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

12 Lies People Love to Tell You

“Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons.”
―Michael Jackson
Over the years you’ve developed a set of beliefs based on what others have told you.  The problem is, many of these people weren’t telling the truth.  They were merely repeating the little, seemingly innocent lies someone else once told them.  Now, the false beliefs they’ve ingrained […]

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

7 Reasons to Stop Proving Yourself to Everyone Else

You are GOOD enough, SMART enough, FINE enough, and STRONG enough.  You don’t need other people to validate you; you are already VALUABLE.

Sometimes we try to show the world we are flawless in hopes that we will be liked and accepted by everyone, but we can’t please everyone and we shouldn’t try.  The beauty of […]