How to Have Tough Conversations
If you’ve been with us for awhile, you know that the mission of our brand, EVERYKIND, is to spread kindness through our messages on clothing. We started our little company that could to spark conversations that leads to a shift of perspective or positivity! Recently, many of those conversations have been tough to have and we realized that though these are the conversations we need to have to drive change, it’s sometimes easier to opt out since they are hard to approach. So…we thought it would be a great idea to bring in an expert to help all of us approach those hard convos with ease!
On this episode CB talks to Dr Natalie Dattilo about How to Have Tough Conversations. Natalie is an Integrative Health Psychologist who specializes in mindset, motivation and self-care. She he studied at Harvard and now works at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Basically… she rocks. And we are so excited for you to gain wisdom and confidence for having tough but necessary conversations going forward!
Some key points we hope you take away from this amazing episode are…
- Ask yourself before you head into a tough conversation: “What is the goal of this conversation?” If you ask yourself that question and know the answer, approaching the topic won’t be as intimidating
- Communication in all relationships is fixable. Natalie suggests looking into letting someone else into the conversation to “mediate” and help both parties come to a better understanding of each other’s feelings
- Don’t put something out there just to get a reaction from other people. Real conversations should be just that: REAL! There’s always more to the conversation than what’s being posted. There’s so much open to misinterpretation… and that is one way relationships can suffer
- The more thought we put into what we put out into the world, the more productive, intelligent conversations we can have! This takes the “tough” out of conversations
- We have to be willing to and have the desire to understand another’s point of view in order for our point of view to be valued, heard and respected
- “Listen not to fix. Listen to understand where the other person is coming from”
In the interest of representing ourselves as authentically as possible, we need to have confidence in who we are, what we stand for, what we want to be known for and what are values are. Natalie! Thank you so much for your insight and expertise. We are ready to rumble!
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