After all your personal work are you still finding Connection to be elusive in your life? You’ve been working on the 4 Skills to make a friend as well as the 3 Skills for Connection. You’re trying to find ways to meet new people but somehow creating more connection in your life is still elusive
Frequently I hear my coaching client’s say they don’t feel heard in their relationships, whether business or personal. But by practicing and using the skill of acknowledgement we are also having the other person feel heard and seen and that not only improves our communication but creates connection as well.
Recently I came across a short video by Esther Perel, a psycho therapist I follow out of New York. Over her 30 years of studying human relationships in her office, her books and videos are now helping many learn how to deal with infidelity but also how to be better partners.
Without connection in our lives we become depressed. We turn to our doctors who in turn prescribe us antidepressants. What is not spoken about is, what are you doing or what belief do you need to question in order to get a different result?
Are you better at prioritizing others over self? It’s an issue that many clients have brought to their coaching conversations. Time and again they place everyone else’s needs ahead of their own. Whether in the hopes of gratitude, appreciation or the belief that it’s the right thing to do, prioritizing others over self can at times come at a cost.