Bill - In his earlier years he would make a commitment and then the commitment would mean more to him than his intuition or his “Yes.” So he lived for years in a “less than” relationship.
Laura - It was an accumulation of small moments where she wasn’t listening to her “Yes.” This is especially true regarding taking care of herself.
Train yourself to listen to your “Yes” as soon as possible. If something doesn’t feel quite right, stop and check in before you take action.
Bill - He had been interviewed by Laura on her radio show a couple of years earlier and she kept popping up in his awareness, on Facebook or where ever.
So on a Wednesday he ended the relationship he was in, quite amicably and then that weekend he called Laura and they spoke for 7 hours.
His life was irrevocably changed for the better because there was something calling him to her and he listened.
Laura - She was at a point where she was not sure there was a person who could show up and be in a romantic partnership the way she envisioned.
She told herself that if something felt right she was going to say “Yes” even if her brain was trying to talk her out of it. This led to her to doing a lot of fun things she normally would not have done because her mind would have over ridden it.
When Bill reached out to her she thought “what is this guy doing? I interviewed him a long time ago and I really don’t know him.” But something told her to talk with him.
This one “Yes” led to an incredible personal and professional relationship that has benefited thousands of people around the world.