The Collaboration of Life (Episode 2)
We can’t change everyone else, but we DO have the power to change ourselves.
This is the second in the “Be The Good, See the Good” Series.
We will dive in to how the uniqueness in each of us strengthens all of us, and learn how we can work in our strengths and recognize that in others.
It’s a quotation, not a quote.
“We must learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and imperfection. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot be fully open to our ability to love others, or to our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and openhearted vision of people who embrace life.” – John Lennon
“Whenever you point a finger at someone else, there are three others pointing back at you.“ – Eleanor Coleman (Aunt Arger)
A grocery day – four mamas go shopping (a story about personality styles)
D Wiring – People who score high in the intensity of the “D” styles factor take a very active stance in dealing with problems and challenges. Not afraid of confrontation, Ds are described as a born leader, independent and self sufficient, goal-oriented, “big picture” visionary, fast-paced and decisive.
I Wiring – People with high “I” scores influence others through their gift of entertainment. They are engaging storytellers and the life of the party. They are described as charismatic, magnetic, enthusiastic, persuasive, warm, demonstrative, trusting and optimistic.
S Wiring – People with high “S” scores are slower-paced, more easygoing, and are excellent listeners. High S people are supportive, calm, relaxed, patient, predictable, deliberate, stable and consistent.
C Wiring – People with high “C” styles are highly logical and love facts and statistics. They adhere to rules, regulations and structure. They like to do quality work and do it right the first time. High C people are analytical, careful, cautious, exacting, neat, systematic, diplomatic, accurate and detailed.
Sometimes we limit our thinking to just what affects us, and we miss out on the collaboration of life. Move away from the limiting view of “me” and move into the growth view of “we”.
We all have our own perspective on the world and the culture based on the location where we live..and then we have another culture within our family dynamics. Each affects the way we interpret the world. Understanding the different personality styles is an incredibly powerful way to decipher the best way to interpret or convey a message to someone.
Like yoga, communication is all about finding that perfect balance between your needs and theirs. You want to find that “sweet spot” of communication. We can rant and rave, pressure and cajole, and still not get the result we want. We can shut down and withdraw, but that doesn’t bring anyone closer together. What we need is that perfect balance between communicating the feelings that are within us in a way that another truly understands and can relate to.
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*Podcast music by the awesome Renee & Jeremy who cover “Put a Little Love In Your Heart” by Jackie DeShannon. Props to both of them for this beautiful rendition that epitomizes what I want for families!