It’s All About Relationships I discovered that I have “relationships” in everything I do…I may choose to call it something different that suits my map of the world. Back to blog posts Posted by Kash Falconer on January 28th 2021 Personal Reflections Share Tweet LinkedIn Pin When I think of what the word “relationship” means to me, my first thoughts are those that are personal…my relationship with my wife, children, family and friends…and then I thought of the wider implication of the word… I discovered that I have “relationships” in everything I do…I may choose to call it something different that suits my map of the world. Partnership, strategic alliance, collaboration, joint venture, employment, contract, club, team, county, country, planet…and, for me, each one has a different sphere of “inclusion”. Some are work-based and include family. Some are community-based…and include family, friends and work…because community has a different meaning depending which community is “included” in that particular relationship! It became mind-numbingly confusing for me…The thought processes got bigger and bigger and I started thinking about 3-D Venn Diagrams Spheres and webs of interaction…STOP! Make it simple…and actually, my relationships chunk well… Here’s some food for thought… Whatever I call it…is the relationship something I enjoy or not? If yes…great. Work at it to keep it enjoyable. If no…is it contextually important? If so, what can I do to make it enjoyable? If not, is it worth releasing to give time to other relationships that I enjoy/might enjoy more? If I live, work and spend time with people and companies that I like, respect and enjoy being with, I believe that’s a relationship worth being in. Asking the questions above helps me to be curious, courageous and compassionate in where I spend my time…and who I spend it with. Kash Falconer (guest post) A qualified NLP Master Practitioner, Kash is head of Strategy for ANLP. He is on the NLP Conference Committee and manages Rapport Magazine Advertising.