Cultivating Fulfilling Relationships
For Personal and Professional Growth.

Today’s newsletter focuses in on relationships with self, partner and others.

As our year amps to its peak with the final month of the year we wish those every success who are aiming to finish the year strong!

December is a time more than ever that we get to review, reflect and celebrate.

It’s a time of parties and fun, for connecting with loved ones and for some even an awkward family get together thrown in.

We mustn’t forget to also carve out that precious alone time – for ourselves.

Some will take time off, some will go the extra mile right up to the eleventh hour, but this newsletter today is here to remind you to be present, enjoy this moment in time.

Take a moment to also enjoy the journey, because when all is said and done, it is the people you do life with, that remain the most memorable and treasured memories.

You are creating today, memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.

Even if its a fast paced ride, enjoy it as much as you can!

In the intricate tapestry of life, relationships form the threads that weave our experiences, impacting not just our personal spheres but also our professional endeavours.

Nurturing healthy connections with own needs, our partners, and others is a cornerstone for holistic growth, influencing every area of our lives.

Relationship with Self: The Foundation of Success

A robust relationship with oneself serves as the bedrock of all other connections. Self-awareness, self-compassion, and a healthy self-image are pivotal. Embracing strengths, acknowledging limitations, and fostering a positive inner dialogue are key aspects. Investing time in self-care, introspection, and personal development not only enhances well-being but also fortifies the ability to handle professional challenges adeptly.

Partnerships: Synergising for Success

In both personal and professional realms, partnerships require a blend of understanding, communication, and mutual support. Clear and empathetic communication fosters trust and cohesion, enabling couples or business partners to navigate challenges effectively. Creating moments of time for quality time can bring people together even more. Prioritising active listening, respecting differing perspectives, and finding common ground ensures symbiotic growth and shared success.

Relationships with Others: Connecting for Prosperity

Interactions beyond intimate circles also play a pivotal role. Building and nurturing relationships with clients, colleagues, and communities are essential for professional advancement. Authentic connections, based on integrity and trust, form the backbone of success. Being genuinely interested in others, offering value, and maintaining respectful communication will create enduring relationships that can unlock opportunities. Having hobbies and interests with like minded people can enhance ones life and offer some balance from the hustle and daily grind.

The Interconnected Impact

Remarkably, the quality of our relationships interweaves our personal and professional lives.

A contented personal life often translates into enhanced focus, creativity, and productivity in the workplace.

Simultaneously, thriving professionally can contribute to a sense of fulfilment and confidence in personal relationships.

As we say here at LYBL time and time again what happens in the person also happens in the business, but this rolls out to ‘also happens in all areas of your life’.

In conclusion, investing in healthy relationships—be it with oneself, partners, or others—creates a ripple effect that enriches both personal and professional spheres.

By nurturing these connections, individuals can foster resilience, amplify success, and lead more fulfilling lives across all domains.

Here is a self assessment checklist for those wanting to have self-awareness with their own Relationships.

Relationship with Self:

  1. Self-awareness: How well do I truly know myself—my strengths, weaknesses, fears, and aspirations?
  2. Self-care: Am I giving myself the love and attention I deserve, nurturing my body, mind, and spirit?
  3. Self-compassion: How kind and forgiving am I to myself when things don’t go as planned?
  4. Personal growth: Am I giving myself space to learn, evolve, and become the best version of me?
  5. Values alignment: Are my actions reflecting the values and beliefs that truly matter to me?

Partnerships (Personal/Professional):

  1. Communication: Am I expressing my thoughts and feelings authentically, or am I holding back?
  2. Empathy: Do I make an effort to truly understand what my partner(s) might be feeling or experiencing?
  3. Conflict resolution: How do I handle disagreements—do I seek resolution or avoid them altogether?
  4. Support: Am I actively supporting and encouraging my partner(s) in their dreams and endeavours?
  5. Quality time: How often am I really present and engaged in the moments shared with my loved ones or colleagues?

Relationships with Others (Professional/Community):

  1. Listening skills: Do I genuinely listen, or am I just waiting for my turn to speak?
  2. Building rapport: Do I make authentic connections, or do I keep interactions superficial?
  3. Respect and integrity: Am I consistently treating others with respect and honesty?
  4. Networking efforts: How much effort am I putting into building and maintaining professional connections?
  5. Conflict management: How do I feel when conflicts arise, and how do I handle them?

Reflective Practice:

  1. Self-reflection: How often do I take a deep look inside myself to understand my actions and their impact?
  2. Seeking feedback: Am I open and receptive when others offer feedback about my behaviour?
  3. Adaptability: How willing am I to change and grow based on feedback and experiences?
  4. Setting boundaries: Do I feel secure in setting boundaries to protect my well-being in relationships?
  5. Personal growth plan: Do I feel motivated and determined to improve my relationships, and am I taking steps to make it happen?

This checklist offers a structured way to self-assess and identify areas for growth and improvement in your relationships across personal, professional, and community spheres.

This exploration invited you to delve deeper into your feelings, fostering a more intimate understanding of your relationships.

How did you go?

As you end the year strong I also encourage you to really enjoy exactly where you are at this point in time in your life.

Find acceptance in where you are right now and trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

Smile, celebrate and enjoy your growth in 2023.

2024 will be here before you know it!

Find the space to allow gratitude towards yourself for how far you have come, how much you have learnt and the value you have brought to other peoples lives by just being YOU.

Never underestimate the impact you have on others.

Never underestimate the difference that you make.

I know I am grateful to each and everyone of you reading this, thank you for staying connected and holding the LYBL mission in your hearts each and every single day to carry the “Live Your Best Life” approach to life.

It means more than words could ever express.

Big love



Michele Jones

Founder of the LYBL – Live Your Best Life Movement

Amazon Best Selling Author

International Professional Master Coach

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Yours In Best Life Living…
Michele & The LYBL Team


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