Which Communication Mistakes Do You Often Make?

Mistakes. While communicating many of us collide. And when we collide we start doing mistakes. In his book of ‘Why Mars and Venus Collide’, John Gray displayed a list of mistakes people commit while communicating in time of collision. In this Episode, my sister Cherry Refaat, Mars and Venus Coach, shares examples of the mistakes John Gray presented in his book. Moreover, we brainstorm together possible ways to avoid doing these mistakes in order to have relationships of better quality.


Communicating for Healthier Relationships

To which extent do we listen while communicating with others? ‘Seek first to understand then to be understood’ is the fifth habit of highly effective people as presented in Stephen R. Covey’s best selling book. He explained how we need first to listen, to check our understanding and then explain ourselves. All for the best of the relationship. This one of the habits of the public victory. Hence, he who seeks first to understand will become a victor.




How Poor Our Relationships Are?

“All relationship problems stem from poor communication”. This quote was the trigger for this series of videos my sister and me are presenting on Communication. As a Mars and Venus Coach, my sister Cherry Refaat shares from her experience with her clients and from her personal experience her insights about the topic. In this episode (#1) we tackled the following:
– What’s the meaning of communication
– The different types of connections through communication
– Whether it’s a skill or a gift
– How can we improve our communication
– Why do we need to communicate
– The challenges we face while communicating

Awareness is the key to any progress on any level. How good are we as communicators? And how is our communication affecting our relationships?



Planning to Nurture the 4 Dimensions

Planning for a happy vacation while having the 7th habit of highly effective people in mind made all the difference in my life and my children’s life. Since we learned about the 4 dimensions from Stephen R. Covey’s best selling book, we focused on planning balanced vacations in which we nurtured our human parts; the heart, the mind, the body and the soul.

Relaxing Isn’t Enough

He who fails to plan plans to fail. This was a quote Ive read years ago and I loved it. When it comes to planning many people feel overwhelmed and resist the idea from the first place. ‘Planning vacations’ was an unfamiliar concept among my circles of family and friends. “We just want to rest and detach from the busy-demanding life we’re living” is the most common statement I receive.

Yes, it’s true that we’re living over-demanding lives and for this particular reason we ought to plan our vacations in a way that would guarantee that we return from the vacation relaxed and fuelled with energy, positivity and happiness. To relax isn’t enough, we need to recharge. And for this we need to plan.


No Is Actually a Yes!

One of the great strategies to effectively manage our time is to practice saying ‘No’. When we say ‘No” we actually say ‘Yes”. When we say no to urgent and/or unimportant things or tasks we actually say yes to the most significant and meaningful ones.
No is a complete sentence, we don’t need to defend or explain ourselves. We just need to identify our priorities and stay focused on what matters the most.