Respect: we all crave it, and yet the path to generating it can seem pretty daunting. In fact, in certain circles, it might even seem impossible! And yet, regardless of age, experience, or status, respect can be gained (or lost) more quickly than we realize. Here's my super simple and entirely sustainable process for gaining respect (no matter the relationship!). These two easy steps have worked for my clients as well as myself. Don't just read them though. Really lean into them and see what kind of results they can generate for you.
Keep the focus on what you can control: you.
You are the only person who you can ever actually control. If respect is what you crave, focus on gifting that to yourself.
Being respectable is about personal integrity as well as self-awareness... perhaps the two BIGGEST indicators of leadership ability.
How can you expect someone else to respect you if you're not clearly setting the example? Simply stated: be respectable! Be worthy of respect by really doing what you say and really saying what you mean.
Put your focus on respect to the side. Focus instead on fostering connection. Once again, this is something you can control. Connection breeds respect.
Forget about demanding respect. Chasing respect is like chasing a wild dog. You won't catch him and the wild dog is not likely to be happy once caught.
With a true commitment to fostering more connection in your relationships, you can gain respect by showing up with integrity and truly caring about the best interest of those around you.
I want to hear from you!
How have you dealt with a lack of respect in your relationships?
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