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I know I am a day late, but happy National Honesty day! This is a day for us to celebrate all those wonderful relationships in our life that we already have straightforward communication with. And for those relationships that are not there yet, I invite you to reach out to those that you would like to improve your relationship with and ask them, “On a scale from 1-10, how would you rate our relationship when it comes to open and honest communication?” If their answer is not a 10, ask them, “What would it take to make it a 10?”
In my opinion, every day should be a day where we practice and model the behavior we seek in others when it comes to open and honest communication. Take a few minutes and watch the video below from one of my favorite titan clients, mentor, and dear friend who is the top honesty expert in the world.
Join me in spreading this message and encouraging all those around us to embrace living a life full of truth, self-expression, integrity, and honesty. You may have heard “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” which is really another way of explaining the “law of reflection.” What this means is that when seeking open, honest communication in others, we have to make sure that we are setting that standard for ourselves. So let’s begin, shall we?
Do you have people in your life that no matter how great things are, they will always find something to worry or complain about? How about those that suck the life juices from you when around them? We all have those people in our life and especially loved ones. Whether it’s about their personal or work life, or just general conversation, these individuals are creating an environment that’s not conducive to helping you be your best self and thrive in life. Some of them even say that they are just being realistic. What does that mean? I am not so sure I can find the word “realistic” in my goddess dictionary 🙂 So what should you do when surrounded by negativity?
Steven Gaffney recently offered great advice on how to take control of these negative situations and turn them into something positive. Watch the video below to get two actionable ideas to help you erase this negativity in your own life or how to handle loved ones who are negative. As always, I’d love to hear from you what you do to keep positive energy around you.
Being in the personal and professional development world, I am often asked whether there is any value to complaining and listening to complaints. After all as Steven Gaffney shares…
“Complaints allow us to be aware of what is on someone’s mind and the act of complaining gives the complainer the opportunity to get things off their chest. The answer is yes, of course. Complaining has its place, and venting can be useful to clear one’s mind. The trouble comes when complaining is recurring, because that’s a signal nothing is getting resolved.”
I am guilty of venting and sometimes complaining. But since I have a lot of titan energy in me and I am also a fixer and a problem solver, I most often will attempt to get those issues and challenges resolved or fixed.
So how do you deal with someone who is complaining a lot to you about the same issue?
In a recent blog post, Author, Speaker, Leadership Advisor, and Communication Expert Steven Gaffney explains how this behavior can negatively impact the morale, productivity, and growth of an organization. He offers this advice: “To eliminate and resolve complaining, you have to understand what drives complaints. The number-one reason why people are not able to stop complaining is because they are not dealing with the real underlying issue.”
So if you have someone in your life who is constantly complaining about the same issue, you should have them read Just Be Honest!