The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 8 Find Your Voice and Inspire Others to Find Theirs

The seven habits are not a quick and easy formula for success, but together they form a powerful model for personal change. A step by step model, the seven habits empower couples to be intentional, to make decisions and to act, to move towards a known destination rather than reacting to whatever is happening at … Continue reading The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 8 Find Your Voice and Inspire Others to Find Theirs

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Spiritual)

Happy New Year to you, and best wishes for a successful 2018. By focusing on clarifying values and our commitment, dedicating time to study, our faith and/or meditation, we ensure an upward spiral of growth, change, and continuous improvement in ourselves and our relationships. Don't get caught up in the demands of life (or even … Continue reading The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Spiritual)

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Social)

Through socialising, sharing, service, and being empathic, we learn to take care of others and ourself. Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Social) By emphasising the importance of self awareness before successful engagement with your partner, this model is a process of learning new habits to create personal and interpersonal effectiveness. Often we find we live … Continue reading The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Social)

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Intellectual)

Emphasising the importance of self awareness before successful engagement with your partner, the model is a process of learning new habits to create personal and interpersonal effectiveness. Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Intellectual) The importance of renewal in our lives can not be underestimated. Through reading, visualising, planning and writing we can continually learn, grow … Continue reading The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Intellectual)

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Physical)

Take the time to focus on your physical, intellectual, social and spiritual self. We are all in a state of entropy and only consistent and continued refinement and attention to all of these areas will ensure an upward spiral of growth, change, and continuous improvement in ourselves and our relationships. Learn to take care of … Continue reading The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Physical)

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 6 – Synergise, two respectful minds communicating to create solutions

One plus one is greater than the sum of its parts... that's what marriage purports to deliver. And if you seek to understand your partners needs and interests and resist defending and stonewalling, intimacy grows. Choose your attitude. You can achieve so much more when you engage synergistically in your marriage than if you act … Continue reading The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 6 – Synergise, two respectful minds communicating to create solutions

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 5 – Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Active Listening is not easy to learn and do, but once it becomes a habit, it can transform your relationship forever. By listening and understanding your partner - by truly listening, your relationship can be renewed, and intimacy will follow. Be patient and seek to understand... you will get your chance to express your thoughts … Continue reading The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 5 – Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 4 – Think Win/Win

Always thinking its my way or the highway? Think again. Consider a better way, a solution that benefits you AND your partner and cooperate for mutual long-term benefit. Imagine yourself responding in a mature, wise, self controlled manner. Choose a positive response and think win/win and work effectively with your partner. Discover a better way … Continue reading The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 4 – Think Win/Win