All About You After a Breakup

Five things to consider doing before rushing in to fill the vacancy.

No matter how a relationship ends, so many people rush to fill the vacancy. Instead of rushing in, perhaps it’s time to pause and think about yourself.

Five things to consider before you fill the vacancy

1.  Check for Dead Weight

Compromise is part of building strong relationships, however, now that this one is over it’s time to go back and decide whether you want to stay with those changes or drop them like so much dead weight.

2.  Empty the Suitcase

Still mad, sad, or in pain from the breakup? You’re carrying around some baggage. Deal with the leftovers so you don’t burden someone new.

3.  Takes Two to Tango

It’s logical to assume that you had a hand in the breakup, so be honest with yourself about your contribution and forgive.

4.  Love Yourself

Others will come and go but you’ll have YOU forever. Learn to love yourself and treat yourself really well.

5.  Reconnect with Friends

Existing friendships often get put on the back burner to make room for romance. Now you have time to reconnect with the people who are, and will always be, by your side.

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Successful Failure

Why are successful people waking up feeling like failures?

More and more successful people are waking up feeling like failures.

What many people are just becoming aware of is that success has two parts:

  • Accomplishing or achieving things for others
  • Accomplishing or achieving things for ourselves

Assumptions Were Made

Okay, maybe we sort of knew there were two parts, but we made assumptions.

Assumption #1: If/Then Magic

One assumption may be that success in one part would just magically take care of the other.

o   If I provide for the family then I’ll have a close relationship with them.

o   If I choose family over career then I’ll have satisfied my life purpose.  

Assumption #2: Tomorrow Will Come

Another assumption is that once we’ve ‘made it’ in one part we’ll have plenty of time to be successful in the other.

o   Once I retire I’ll make it up to my spouse or kids.

o   Once the kids are gone I’ll pick up where I left off in my career.

There are flaws in both assumptions and this is why successful people are waking up to find themselves feeling like failures.

New Framework

Strategically planning so that you’re considering both parts of success in every decision is a new framework for many people, so do yourself a favor and start small.

  1. Pick one small activity you do on a regular basis: a hobby, attending a group meeting, fitness training, etc., something small and regular.
  2. Check to see how this one small activity connects to winning each part of success.
  3. Find ways to tweak the activity for better contribution to both parts of your success.

Being aware like this now will help to prevent feeling like a successful failure later.

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Fall in Love With Yourself First

If you don’t enjoy time alone with yourself, how can you expect anyone else to?

Happy Valentine’s Day!

My wish is that you have beautiful and loving relationships, but if you’re still searching for that, perhaps we should look closer at the big kahuna of all relationships—the one that sets up everything:

The loving relationship you have with yourself.

It may sound silly but it truly is the most important one.

So, since it’s not something people generally spend much time thinking about, the first step is to see how much you enjoy your own company. Ask yourself, “Do I enjoy spending time alone, with just me?”  That’s no TV, no books, no music, nothing to distract you.thought-bubble

Odd as it sounds, if you’re uncomfortable at the thought of an hour in your living room, alone without anything to do (no napping either) it may be telling you something important.

Hey, if you don’t like spending time with yourself very much, how can you expect anyone else to like being with you either?

For those coming up a bit short on liking yourself, perhaps you can start changing that by integrating your personal values into your life in bigger bolder ways. Doing more things that demonstrate your values makes you a lot more loveable to yourself and everyone else.

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