445: WE DIDN’T KNOW

“When I first met you I honestly didn’t know how important you were going to be to me.” —Anonymous

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What you don’t know is sometimes better than you ever imagined.

That’s what Tony and Alisa learned this weekend at the ONE Conference.

441: CRITICAL FEEDBACK

“Giving honest and well intended feedback is often confused with being mean. It’s not mean. It’s nice.” —Robert Kiyosaki

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Good feedback is like good discipline. The process is not often pleasant, but it yields immensely fruitful results. Poorly communicated feedback is like rotten food — good for nothing and can make you sick.

Rather than dig into all of the horror stories of spouses tearing each other down, we’re going to focus on how to lovingly and effectively communicate critical feedback to your spouse.

438: DO THE OPPOSITE

“In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.” —Dalai Lama

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When conflict or tension arises, human instinct is to switch into self-preservation mode.

Someone hurts us, we close ourselves off. We overspend and then attempt to cover it up.