We all want happy relationships that will stand the test of time. Long-lasting, mutually beneficial associations and friendships that continue to fill us with pleasure for a lifetime. But, since most of us were not given a relationship manual, how do we accomplish such a feat?
Carl Rogers' Formula
If we follow Carl Rogers' three precepts of empathy, congruence, and unconditional positive regard, building great relationships becomes a reality. You can heed Rogers' advice by always trying to be empathic, understanding and sympathetic toward the person with whom you are dealing, practicing honesty and truthfulness in your communications, and giving unconditional care and concern.
How to Win with Your Relationships
By following the fifteen tips and suggestions below in all of your relationships, business or personal, you will make all your relationships happier.
The art of developing and keeping successful relationships is paramount to success in the business world. To put yourself ahead of the competition, keep your relationships strong and vibrant.
Don’t just start relationships, only to let them die a slow death through NEGLECT. Remember: out of sight, out of mind. To make the most of your relationships, actively invest your time and energy in them.
So you have some good relationship skills. Good. Now, spend the rest of your life adding new skills to your toolkit.
You'll constantly develop new relationships, so why not make them happy relationships that are good enough to stand the test of time?
You can't be truly successful in life without learning how to cultivate relationships. No effective person can afford to be an island! Convert your detractors into allies by giving them lots of TLC - Tender Loving Care. That way you will surround yourself with people who care about you, and a network of happy relationships.
Always expand your network, the web of incredibly valuable and successful relationships that will ensure your continued success. Remember to cultivate winning relationships, keep yourself in the minds of others, and you will enjoy a success long admired by your customers, friends and competitors alike.
People who've had a Near Death Experience (NDE) tend to come back from their brush with death prepared to make powerful changes in their lives, often beginning with their relationships. Their courageous approach to life can inspire and inform us all.
The first thing many NDErs do is to strengthen their relationships by bolstering the ones they've neglected or forgotten. Near Death experiencers become less materialistic, less fearful, and more loving and forgiving after their recovery. They've been to the Light and they've realize just how important their relationships are. They strive to love unconditionally, the way they were loved during their brief sojourn on the other side.
We can and should learn from their lessons by taking our relationships more seriously and investing in them with our hearts and souls. Building great relationships takes time, patience and work, but it is worth it. Nothing can make us happier than great relationships.
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