Effective communication takes reflection and practice so that you can learn where you are being held back in communicating, how you can change, and how you will move forward. Communication improvement requires refinement and confidence.
What is your past history with communication? Think about it and write it down. Did you come from a house of yellers? Or of passive aggressive communicators? And are you continuing in that same approach now? This will help you begin to connect the dots as to why you are the communicator you are now.
Is the way you are communicating currently leading you to the results you ultimately want? Commit to improving yourself to improve your relationships.
Listen to this episode of Change by Choice to learn more about effective communication as well as three tips that can help you improve.
Working around the clock as an high-level event planner, neglecting her health with food choices of pop tarts and a box of pasta, and leaving self-care as her last thought, Kim struggled with balance and confidence for years. It started and grew from her adolescence with a challenging family dynamic and succumbing to the neglect that she believed was normal. The submissive and tentative lifestyle and beliefs in herself didn’t stop until her twenties when she began to learn how much more she deserved. She learned that she had the ability to change her mindset, health, and lifestyle and to surround herself by people of love and positivity rather than negativity.
She describes herself as a “former extreme pessimist to an obnoxious optimist.”
Kim Gorski is the CEO of the brand, Balance Over Perfect where she mentors women to find more self-love, learn how to be insanely productive, and share how health & fitness changed her life. She has worked hard to create a brand she is proud of and a system to help we women learn how to do it all, productively and without going insane!
When it comes to goal setting, I want you to stick to your gut and stick to what is burning inside--do not feel like you need to defend yourself for the goals you set! As long as they are healthy, positive, and are moving the needle forward, they are worth it and are goals to be proud of.
Along with defending certain goals you may have, do you feel like you have to defend YOURSELF to others? Explain yourself, explain your decisions, explain your motives and every move you are making? This constant defensive mindset will keep you from growing in confidence to move your life forward; it will keep you from trusting yourself and trusting that you are making the correct decisions for you and your wellbeing.
Now, there are times when we find ourselves being more defensive and short with others in various situations. I want to touch upon that this can be due at times to an internal feeling that you have that is leaving you not feeling physically or emotionally well. It could be an uneasy, icky, feeling of paranoia and if it is, there is generally a reason you are feeling it and it could come from doubt in yourself.
Have you ever felt this way?
Check out the latest episode to find out more!
Growth takes forward thinking and a perspective on your previous experiences in life and where you can and need to make changes in order to move forward. Do you evaluate your previous actions? Do you think about the decisions you have made and if you are proud of them or if you wish you would have done differently? With each new advancement you make, it is important to reflect upon how you have grown through the process.
Reflections on your mindset, your relationships with loved ones, strangers, and even yourself, as well as evaluation of your priorities can help you mold a new area of growth.
When it comes to growth, I remain steadfast in sticking to my list of 5 tips. These 5 tips not only help me improve in everyday growth but when implemented correctly, they help me increase my energy, clarity, and productivity by 10x!
Listen to the episode to learn what my 5 tips to increasing your growth are!