State Your Intentions - Give them your "Why" upfront

This is important advice for you to your clients, students, employees... Teach them how to have the best outcome for every interaction, especially when it's an important conversation. 

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When you tell the other person what your goal (or your intention) is for an interaction, they are more likely to listen to you, rather than prepare to defend themselves or...

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Are you just "soldiering" on... doing what needs to be done?

This is a great blog to support your clients when they are understandably overwhelmed by their many responsibilities and they're not sure how to best cope. I suggest labeling this time period as "soldiering".

By giving it a name "soldiering", and sharing the 3-tips from the blog, you'll be normalizing this phase of their life and making the coping process more manageable.

This article also...

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Teaching Step #3: Don't be so focused on what you're saying that you ignore ME

When you're concentrating on making your point, defending yourself, winning an interaction, or being right, you're probably not noticing me (the other person). I might be getting upset, my feelings could be hurt, or maybe I'm bored or just tuned out.

Here’s a tip: Paying attention to me and my reactions are as important (if not more important) than whatever you are saying. It may not feel...

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Great imagery – Is your bucket filling up?

This is a great analogy to explain what happens when a person has little or no self-awareness. I use it all the time with my clients. The image of a bucket is a great visual. I've had many clients mention that they now notice when their bucket is filling up:) I love when that happens! Check it out. 

This blog is also on the RP website. 

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Try to picture a big bucket that someone...

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