Excerpt 1 taken from Chapter 1 of Relationship Remedies: Relating Better to Yourself and Others
It is likely that you have decided to read this book because you want some no nonsense advice on how to improve at least one important relationship in your life, whoever that may be with. After all, you know that your life’s journey, your happiness and your successes along the way are all dependent upon the relationships you cultivate with yourself and others.
Some people seem to have successful relationships with everyone they meet, right? They have a natural flair for drawing people towards them and are often seen surrounded by laughing, smiling, happy people. At the other end of the spectrum, though, are those who struggle to even maintain the simplest of connections with another human being. The good news is that you can choose where on that spectrum you stand. The happiness of the laughing, smiling, happy bunch can be attained with a little know-how and effort combined with consistence and persistence. As with any endeavour, there will be an adjustment period where you have to actively concentrate on implementing more productive thoughts and behaviours in order to achieve your desired results but, given time, you will become the habits you have purposefully created.
The advice contained within this book does not simply sound great in theory. Its practical application will produce positive results. Here you will discover numerous insights and simple-to-apply tips to create the relationships you want in your life. This will lead you towards a happier, more fulfilling life experience and success at home and in your career. It may be that you are struggling with a particular relationship or that you are seeking help with the way you relate to people on the whole. Either way, here you will learn about the fundamentals for relating skilfully with other human beings.
Excerpt 2 taken from Chapter 1 of Relationship Remedies: Relating Better to Yourself and Others
As you read on you will notice that this book looks at the subtleties of relating and communication. Amending these subtleties will not have a profound effect overnight, but rather, over time. The current states of your relationships did not come about overnight either. They too came about over time. So give it time, watch how the smallest changes alter your relationships for the better and keep on building on those successes.
It is the ongoing patterns that you build and the ongoing love, trust, respect, friendship, commitment and communication that you demand and offer that is integral to your relationship outcomes. Relationships evolve. We too evolve whilst in those relationships. How you and your relationships evolve is dependent upon you and the choices you make. I’ll repeat that. How you and your relationships evolve is dependent upon you and the choices you make.
By implementing new patterns consistently over a period of time you will elicit the types of relationships you desire. This will in turn feed your thoughts about your own self worth and your own capabilities. This will serve as a self-confidence boost and subsequently spill over into the relationships you have with others. Bouncing back and forth the positive experiences you create will nurture your relationship with yourself and others.
This book will help you to take full responsibility to change what is not working. Life is about taking responsibility. The experience of living the life you have always dreamed of far outweighs the momentary pleasure derived from blaming other people and other factors. To progress anything, your career, your wealth, your health or your relationships, ownership is the key. You are the driving force behind your own life experience.