If Birkman can shine a brighter light on our true selves, illuminate some ways we are both similar and distinct from, and help people see their value, then we have good reasons to believe we have accomplished our mission. Relationships are simply about figuring out a mutual language, developing trust, increasing intimacy, telling the truth and revealing yourself deeply.
Core Values are traits or guidelines that you consider not just worthwhile, they represent an individual’s highest priorities, deeply held beliefs and core fundamental driving forces. Have you defined your core values and shared them in your relationship?
Many of us have spent a lifetime trying to be what we’re not, feeling lousy about ourselves when we fail, and sometimes even when we succeed. We hide our differences when, by accepting and celebrating them, we could collaborate to make every effort more exciting, productive, enjoyable, and powerful. – Martha Beck
The reality of life is that your perceptions – right or wrong – influence everything else you do. When you get a proper perspective of your perception, you may be surprised how many other things fall into place. – Roger W. Birkman, Ph.D.