#50: A Big Mistake Most People Make

Decide Your Legacy

Nov 22 2022 • 24 mins

People are always asking me how they can have better, more vibrant relationships.  But often, there is one big mistake that most people make in their relationships.  We're going to dive into that mistake and 10 strategies for countering it. On this episode we discuss:

  • The big mistake of invalidating others
  • How invalidation drives wedges
  • Strategies for being more validating of others
    • Avoid being critical
    • Keep the focus off yourself
    • Use someone's first name
    • Show interest in them and their interests
    • Validate their feelings
    • Apologize with no excuses
    • Name their emotions
    • Ask more questions
    • Love how they want to be loved
    • Paraphrase and summarize


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The Daily 5 & 5
Read these articles below about the Daily 5 & 5. How to Be Grateful When Life Is Hard. Start your own Daily 5 & 5 on your phone, in a journal, or using this Daily 5 & 5 Worksheet. After a few days, reflect on how this activity impacts your mindset.

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