Dr. Stephen R. Covey used a great metaphor for close relationships as joint emotional bank accounts.
“By proactively doing things that build trust in a relationship, one makes ‘deposits.’ Conversely, by reactively doing things that decrease trust, one makes ‘withdrawals.’ The current ‘balance’ in the emotional bank account, will determine how well two people can communicate and problem-solve together.”
Today we talk about the reality that friendships worth having, require cultivation and nurturing.
Why are we surprised when a friendship fades away or ends abruptly?
As we evolve and grow as individuals, our needs change and so do our abilities and resources. Change affects friendship and being aware of this is essential to enjoying healthy, balanced relationships.
Isabel extends a gift to her listeners of her proprietary Friendship Health Checkup. Get a copy of this friend-saving evaluation at www.MyEncoreFriends.com
Dynamic, a self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic, and a conscious choice to thrive rather than survive, Isabel Alexander Banerjee cultivated an award-winning, $10 million+ global chemical business and grew it from dining room table to international boardrooms.
Isabel’s strengths include the ability to initiate & nurture strategic relationships, a love of lifelong learning and talents for helping others maximize their potential. An inspiring speaker within both industry and community, she is a driving force behind those with the courage to foll0ow her example of thriving against the odds.
With 50+ years of business experience across diverse industries, Isabel is respected as an advisor, a coach, a mentor, and a role model. She believes in sharing collective wisdom and empowering others to economic independence.