(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)

What if in all your important relationships you built them around four statements:

1) I’ll tell you what I want.
2) I’ll tell you what I don’t want.
3) Tell me what you want.
4) Tell me what you don’t want.

The intersection of those four responses will show you, both of you, the map for where the relationship can go.

No games, guessing, assumptions or hoping. Instead clarity, communication, connection. Meaning in place of masks.

You can use this model in personal relationships, with neighbors, coworkers, employees, with anyone you want.

You will probably discover what many already have: the person you share this with will tell you how refreshing it is to be with someone in this transparent way.

By the way, each of you have the right – no, the obligation – to revise your responses as you learn and grow as the relationship evolves.

Coaching Point: Does it seem unreasonable or refreshing to be this transparent?

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