Apr 16 2019

A Lead with Your Values Tip from Michelle Obama

posted by Nancy Milton in Living Fundamentals, Self Help

As I shared in my last blog, I’ve been reading Michelle Obama’s book Becoming. In the Becoming Us section of the book (page 226) Michelle is reflecting on Barack’s consideration of running for President of the United States.  While sifting through this in her mind, she asks herself three questions of her 17-year relationship with Barack.

Apr 2 2019

A Tip I learned from Michelle Obama on Handling Tough Conversations

posted by Nancy Milton in Self Help

I just finished reading Michelle Obama’s book, Becoming.  I appreciated how open she was with her life experiences, including how she initially would view a situation and then in reflection, comment from another source or a shared perspective, how she could filter, pivot and learn within the situation. A raw honesty and vulnerability that, in my

Mar 26 2019

One Tip for Having Better Conversations

posted by Nancy Milton in Living Fundamentals

Five days ago, I sent the following email to about 40 friends.   Hi friends! Tuesday March 26th I’m going to host 6 of you. Here’s how it works: Each of you bring a topic to chat on.  Throughout the evening we will cover each of our topics. No pressure on your topic – it

Mar 5 2019

Tip for a Happy Life

posted by Nancy Milton in Communication Skills, Living Fundamentals

I’m a believer in “love language”.  Through the dating process I have been asked on occasion if I know what my Love Language is.  I think it’s terrific that more people are becoming aware of what they need & how they need it to make their relationships partnerships and build solid connection. If you’ve not

Feb 26 2019

4 Steps to Better Navigate Conflict

posted by Nancy Milton in Communication Skills, Living Fundamentals

I have been reading the book The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander.  The book has been a gift – the story-sharing way it has been written in is keeping me captivated (which can be a test for me with non-fiction) and I’ve got lots of pages folded down to go