Becoming The Change Podcast (Episode 520): Our Success Relies On This

Welcome to the Becoming The Change Podcast. Each daily reading focuses on a different quote on how we can best apply it to our own moral compass and one of the five areas in Social Emotional Learning: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making. Thank you for listening and we hope you consider subscribing to the podcast for future episodes.

Our Success Relies On This

“Your success rises and falls on the quality of your relationships.”

-John Ruhlin

We all strive to become the best we can be. That internal drive leads us to success. But ultimately, as International and keynote speaker John Ruhlin points out in today’s quote, our success rises and falls on the quality of our relationships. This something that will take constant work on our part to maintain not only quality relationships but healthy ones for that matter.

Amherst College recently provided 10 tips for healthy relationships as when we have these it will increase our happiness, improve our health and reduce our stress. By implementing these will helps us reach the pinnacle of success that we all desire:

1.   Keep expectations realistic. 

2.   Talk with each other.

Take the time.

Genuinely listen.

Ask questions.

Share information.

3.   Be flexible.

4.   Take care of yourself, too. 

5.   Be dependable.

6.   Fight fair.

Cool down before talking.

Use “I statements.”  

Keep your language clear and specific.  

Focus on the current issue

Take responsibility for mistakes. 

Recognize some problems are not easily solved.

7.   Be affirming.

8.   Keep your life balanced.

9.   It’s a process. 

10.   Be yourself!

What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards developing your relationship skills?

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A special thank you to Feedspot for recognizing the Becoming The Change podcast as one of the Top 10 Social Emotional Learning Podcasts  on the internet. It is an honor to be amongst the other podcasts on this list as we all strive to make this world a better place.

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