#6: Friends and Family - Don't Discount Your Relationships

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want To Miss:

Healthy relationships begin with you. Leaders are surrounded by distractions at the office, on their phone and in the world around them. Those distractions make it difficult to gain clarity about what's going on inside of your head and heart.

There is a genuine and present stress on the marriages of leaders. From working too much to bringing work home to the challenges of making friends, resentment for that work grows in the hearts of leaders and their spouses. That creates a dysfunctional dance that damages the relationship between a husband and wife.

Use your calendar to make time for your kids. Scheduled time that leads to significant conversations is better than spontaneous time that never happens.

Leaders need friends outside of their home. Beyond digital friendships or transactional friendships, real friendships stand the test of time, challenge the worst in us and bring out the best in us.

You know that relationships are important, but you're not alone if you take relationships for granted. My advice is to grab our Feelings Wheel (check out the links below) and get clarity about your feelings. That will help you re-engage with the people who matter most to you.

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Check Out These Highlights:

  • The importance of creating self-presence
  • The challenge of shutting out work and digital distractions
  • The challenge of shutting out work and digital distractions
  • The internal dysfunction that wrecks marriages
  • How to build healthy relationships with your kids
  • The lie that leaders tell themselves about serving other people
  • What it takes to build genuine friendships
  • How to give and receive critical feedback 

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