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    3 Questions To Ask Before A Hard Conversation

    Questions To Ask Before A Hard Conversation

    We’ve all been there. Dreading a hard conversation, then surprised at how easy it was. All that wasted time worrying. Or, going into a hard conversation and afterwards realizing that we approached it all wrong because we made a bunch of incorrect assumptions. Here’s how to do it better next time.

    Ask Yourself These 3 Questions

    The first step is to start with what you know. For example, if you called one of your nearest and dearest who always calls you back ASAP—but it’s been a week and they haven’t responded. So, you think that maybe they are mad at you and you comb over you last several texts and conversations. Now you have identified what it is you said that upset her and are roleplaying how to make it right. But before you get too worked up, ask yourself these 3 questions.

    1. What is 100 percent true? It has been 7 days since your friend has not returned your call. That is true, but everything else is a false narrative.
    2. How is my story affecting my behavior? Your false narrative if stressing you out and eating up time you could be spending that is far more productive.
    3. Could there be another possibility? Did you forget your friend is at a conference? On vacation? Do they have family in town? Maybe they are sick? There is always an endless list of other options.

    The workup to the hard conversations is what makes it so hard but by keeping a clear perspective you can ease your pre-conversation stress—and enter the hard conversation with an open mind.

  • Authenticity Requires Accountability
    happiness wellness

    Authenticity Requires Accountability

    As you embrace being, doing, and saying what comes naturally to you must also embrace accountability. Without both you can’t be truly authentic. Here is why authenticity requires accountability. Inauthenticity And…

  • What Is Hemp-Based CBD
    health wellness

    What Is Hemp-Based CBD?

    The marijuana debates continues but did you know that you can enjoy all of the medicinal benefits of marijuana without getting high? Hemp-based CBD is legal in all 50 states and…

  • What Does Self-Love Look Like
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    What Does Self-Love Look Like?

    With a growing commitment to wellness you must incorporate self-love into your daily routine. But what does self-love look like? Intention The first thing is to be clear about what you…

  • What Is Wellness
    health mental health wellness

    What Is Wellness?

    The term “health and wellness” gets tossed around a lot, but what is wellness? Is it separate from health or a factor to health? Here are some thoughts to ponder. What…