WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BUILD LASTING LONG TERM RELATIONSHIPS? Do you have what it takes?
Some of the longest running relationships seem to be filled with struggles. Struggles against life, struggles against each other and sometimes struggles against hope will rise up to challenge the veracity of your togetherness.
Relationships are HARD WORK. They require patience, tenacity, perseverance, resilience, determination, patience, forgiveness, hope, tolerance, patience and kindness! Oh, did I mention patience?
Whether you’re thinking of family, siblings, parents, cousins twice removed or employees, vendors or customers, EVERY RELATIONSHIP requires all of the above. Ironically, many people jump into marriage with the false belief that “love alone” will get you through.
Today, Karin and I celebrate 25 years of marriage. It has not always been easy. We have struggled together, struggled against life, struggled against each other. We have fought through addiction, homelessness, losing everything, starting over, raising kids, loving grandkids, and the instability of moving homes and jobs frequently. Love was a huge part of how we made it this far. But if we had not applied all those other elements, especially PATIENCE, we would have given up long ago.
Whether you are considering a life partner, significant other, marriage, business partnership or close employer/ employee relationship, here are three things I believe you will require for longevity especially in the face of adversity.
If you focus on being the best, most lovable, most likeable, most patient you, chances are your partner will follow suit. If you have common goals, common vision and patience - in the end you will have a winning team.
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Insuperable Vision Workshop - Audio Download
Insuperable Vision Workshop - Audio Download with worksheets
Day after day I meet people who are struggling just to make ends meet. They are adrift in this vast sea of humanity holding on to their job, their family, their home, and their car with all they've got. They see their life experiences and education as the last hope to find their purpose and identity. They gather, fill and stuff all the money they can into every opportune investment. Yet they are empty, frustrated, angry and just plain fed up.
We have all experienced that moment; when we find yourself stuck in traffic, yelling at random strangers to do what they wish they could... but can't... GO!
The idea that life can be better than it is today is like the flame of a candle fighting for all its worth to stand against the tempest.
We all want a better life.
Even when life is good, we want more.
That idea, that flame, is the hope that lives in the hearts and minds of all of us. Should that flame be extinguished, hope itself may well go with it. It is the rut of hopelessness that traps many would be shining stars and buries that glow from the sight of the world. It is the rut of hopelessness that extinguishes that flame.
Lives that would have been a beacon to the wandering are lost at sea themselves. Inspirations of success that would have been the voices crying out to all who suffer are hidden away in their own stale lives, they cannot share who they are or what the world needs from them.
It is my passion to help you find your purpose. I want to see you become successful, but more than that to be free!
Without vision people perish.
Without vision, we seem to be lost, mind numb robots following the herd into the abyss that is everyday life. We do not live intentionally without a vision for our future. We do not live passionately without a vision for our future. We do not live productively without a vision for our future. We certainly cannot lead without a vision for our future and a vision for the future of those we lead.
This audio course will inspire and instruct you to create a vision which will become a significant driving force in your life.
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