3 Things (You Haven’t Heard Before) That Will Make Your Relationships More Fulfilling
Between your career, personal life, family, and hobbies, you’re juggling a zillion things every single day and moving in all different directions.
But there’s ONE thing that ties every aspect of your life together. Relationships. They’re everywhere. You can’t avoid ‘em.
Case in point…
You have a relationship with your partner.
… with your children
… with your parents and family members
… with your friends
… with your source of money/income
… with your clients or coworkers
… with people in your church
… with people in your community
… with yourself
And let’s be honest – some relationships are definitely easier than others.
Some can make a good day even better. And others? Well, let’s just say they can do the exact opposite.
Every move you make, every thought you think, every decision, every spoken word, and every action contributes to how positive and healthy your relationships are.
The quality of your relationships has a direct effect on your physical, mental, and spiritual health.
The reason is that human beings have a need to feel connected to one another.
We don’t just need connection. We CRAVE it. Humans have even been known to die without it.
When we feel connected, we feel safe. We feel grounded. We feel at home.
And when that need for connection isn’t met? That’s when we run into problems with ourselves and the other people in our lives.
With so much uncertainty in the world, it’s more important than ever to maintain positive, healthy relationships.
Want to know a proven way to do that? Find out here!
The 3 Secrets to Wildly Fulfilling Relationships
Whether it be a romantic partner, parent, child, family member, friend, co-worker, client, an acquaintance, or someone you just met, there are 3 things that every relationship has in common.
ITN founder and CEO, Cynthia Garcia, was a recent guest on the Betty Rocker podcast, where she talked about these 3 “things,” which are actually basic human needs.
To put it simply…
1. People Want to Be Seen
People want to be seen for who they are, both inside and out.
They want to be seen not just for their physical attributes, but for the struggles they’ve been through in their life, the hardships they’ve overcome, for all they’ve accomplished, and also for their character.
“I see you.”
2. People Want to Be Heard
They want to be heard and listened to with intent. They want to know that their words actually mean something to whoever is hearing them.
They don’t want you to listen to them to reply to what they’re saying, but to understand what they are saying and why.
“I hear you.”
3. People Want to Feel Like They Matter
This is an easy one. People want to know that they’re important to you. That they make a difference in your life.
That they MATTER.
That you appreciate them not just for what they do, but who they are and the gifts they have to offer.
“I don’t just see you and hear you. You matter to me.”
To make better choices and feel more empowered in your relationships, you must pay attention to these 3 needs, no matter who you’re interacting with.
And yes, that includes the relationship you have with yourself. (That’s the most important one!)
The Stories We Tell Ourselves
When we don’t experience these 3 needs in our relationships, that’s when we start telling ourselves stories about what might be going on underneath the surface.
You know what we’re talking about, right?
I’ll bet this sounds familiar…
Just say you get some exciting news, and you text your best friend to tell her about it. You sit there waiting for her response, only to be met with silence.
Minutes go by, then hours, and maybe even the entire day.
And as each hour on the clock passes, you start telling yourself, “She always responds right away. Is she mad at me? Did I do something wrong? I must have said something that upset her the last time we talked.”
There are hundreds of possible reasons why your friend hasn’t responded to you.
But instead of waiting to find out what’s truly going on, you tell yourself a story, which leaves you feeling defeated, sad, and just plain awful.
And 9 times out of 10, the story you make up in your head doesn’t come close to matching the real story of what’s actually happening.
Want to find out how to stop telling yourself stories about the people in your life? Find out here!
The ONE Way to Make ANY Relationship Better
We know how easy it is to feel stuck, frustrated, and not sure where to begin when it comes to getting ALL of your relationships back on the right track.
What if just ONE thing could make any relationship you have a whole lot easier to navigate?
What if there were a proven way to not only make every relationship in your life stronger, but to also transform your health, do work that you love, and help improve the lives of others?
Good news. There is.
There is ONE thing that will allow you to take control of your future, transform your health and relationships, and allow you to be successful on your own terms (without worrying about getting laid off or losing your job ever again).
ITN founder and CEO, Cynthia Garcia, recently shared…
The 1 proven way to feel healthy, enjoy work that fulfills you, and get paid to change the world (since the truth is, you’re the life preserver you’ve been looking for).
- How you can step up and be a confident leader in this uncertain time (even if you’ve never seen yourself as a leader before).
- The truth about how to navigate your emotions, relationships, and prioritize your mental health (without adding more to your plate) in a time when it seems like the world is collapsing around you.
- A proven system to help you create a career that finally fulfills you so you never have to let anyone else control your future income or employment ever again.
- And so much more!
It’s time to stop feeling frustrated and to start feeling empowered, satisfied, and downright juicy in your relationships from here on out. Life’s too short not to.