How can we deepen the relationships we have in business and in our lives?
In this episode, we are talking about building meaningful relationships in every aspect of our lives.
My guest and I talk about building relational intelligence. Not just personal relationships with your family and friends but also within your business.
Somehow we have been taught that it’s ok to be more guarded in business relationships. Most of us have heard someone say “but this is business”, especially when it comes to sales. Typically this is the opposite of what it really takes to have a meaningful transaction that leaves both parties a feeling of fulfillment.
I share a story where I felt like I was only looking out for my agenda and not the customers that left both parties feeling like they got the bad end of the transaction.
We pay a relational game where Robert and I try and guess what the others emotions are during our conversation.
He did really well at picking up on my feelings at that particular moment but missed one key element. What’s interesting is what happened next when I told Robert that I was a bit nervous. It opened up a whole new depth of the conversation and how we were relating.
This is incredibly powerful personal development. I truly believe that we could solve most of the world problems if each of us takes down our guard and try to connect on a deeper level with each other.
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We mentioned the Invisiblia podcast and a show they had about deepening relationships. It is a must listen. The episode is called The New Norm and there is a powerful story about oil rig workers.
Executive Director and Co-Founder of The Integral Center in Boulder Colorado, has been facilitating experiential group education and been in the trenches of Integral community development for over a decade. Robert believes that before he can save the world, he should start by cleaning up his own room. He organized the Integral Center with the vision of fostering more Integral consciousness through community practice and has trained thousands of people in relational and evolutionary leadership.