Over 85% of our personal and financial success stems not from our technical skills, but from our ability to have positive interpersonal relationships. Whether it’s with a colleague, customer, spouse, boss, friend, or family member, chances are, you’ve had a misunderstanding with someone at one point or another. I generally find that the root cause of most communication, relationship and team problems share a couple of common denominators…differing perspectives and miscommunication.
When was the last time you put yourself out there and risked being completely vulnerable? This was a question Brene’ Brown asked at the Texas Conference for Women, where I had the honor to speak about harnessing the power of resilience. I often talk about vulnerability and courage because I believe they lie at the heart of resilience. My journey started with my son, Evan.
While we have all seen the headlines, what we don’t hear are the stories of the millions of non-celebrities suffering. The only thing worse than struggling with a mental health issue is trying to convince people it’s real. I share our story and ways that you can help yourself and others as a way to let people know they are not alone.
Most of us stop ourselves from succeeding. And it’s not that we don’t have grit, and it’s not that we don’t want to persevere, it’s that we let ourselves get trapped instead of breaking through to become what we can truly be! Until we release our potential and until you fail a few times, you won’t know what that is.