Relationship Vision Statement

In the corporate world, vision and mission statements provide riverbanks that keep companies moving in the right direction and help organizations reach their goals.  I believe they can do the same thing for our relationships and families.

In my coaching practice as I work with people on relationship matters, I have discovered that very few of them have vision and mission statements for their relationships.  It has just not been taught in that context. (more…)

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Intentions Spoken Are Promises Given

Do you remember the old saying, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions?”  Well, so is the road to relationship failure.

As a leader, I often hear people say that they will do this or that but they often do not follow through.  In marriages I hear wives say, “Well, he promised.”  And his response is, “I never really promised, but I intended to do it.”

When I was a kid my dad would tell me that he was going to take me out to have some fun. He loved me and really wanted to spend time with me. I believe it was his honest intention to do so, however, inevitability something work-related would come up and too often he didn’t do it. I would sit looking hopefully out the window until my mom made me go to bed with me protesting, “No Mom, he will be here any minute.” Over time I stopped looking. (more…)

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