We all know that managing our work and personal lives can often be challenging. Just imagine building a successful business, growing a family, and spending time with your significant other. Overwhelming, right? The common theme that repeats itself in all of these areas is the relationship component – in order to grow a successful startup or build a family, you need to form all types of relationships andnourish them so they become meaningful and successful. The question to be asked is: what core relationship values can we leverage to effectively assist us in all of the important areas of our lives?
If you’ve been following me, you know that I emphasize the benefits of networking and cultivating authentic and strategic relationships with others. I know that every person we meet is an ocean of opportunities, knowledge and resources we can use to achieve our life and business goals, while sharing our own gifts with others. Communicating and cultivating relationships can be a joy and is key to a successful, fulfilled life. However, this would be hard to accomplish if we didn’t cultivate an authentic relationship with ourselves first.