Welcome back to Episode #23 of The Daily Interaction podcast. Today’s topic is about the language of support with our loved ones, especially when you are in pursuit of an uncommon lifestyle or rather, one that is not at all similar to the life that your parents or guardians have known or have lived.
It is challenge enough to find our own path in life, mainly because having choices is a blessing in disguise. You can choose the life of your dreams and desires but how to you make others come to terms and support you about your choice?
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Your Weekly Friday Show Notes:
1. What 2 things inspired me to do this episode: First one thanks to my friend, Adam of Adam King Studios and our interview, and second, thanks to my friend Anne-Sophie who shared in her personal blog the difficulty of her parents in relating to her choices in life.
2. My own challenges with my family, and the essence of love and worry which both helps and hurts this situation and how best to think about it all.
3. How to be kind and understanding while still being firm with your choices and your decisions with your loved ones.
4. Should we or should we not explain to our family that our path is something we were meant to do, and how on earth do you go about doing that?
5. The one phrase that always, always makes the connection with anyone, regardless of the generation gap.
6. How to put the language of support to practice, and some sample and effective phrases.
7. Using my friend, Emiel Van den Boomen of The Act of Traveling, as a prime example of sharing his passion with his wife.
8. Understanding the different emotional stages that your parents will go through and how the neutral state may be a great place for which to initially aim.
9. How being featured in Forbes was such a big deal to my previous world friends and peers, and how to see other people’s point of reference in life.
10. Two closing quotations, both of which will inspire you to follow your own path.
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Dear TDI listeners: This was the 23rd episode, and I had to record several of these in advance before my holiday in the south pacific. It takes a tremendous amount of work and effort to create these podcasts, and I do them because I believe they are useful. If you feel the same, please share them on Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter and tell your friends if they will benefit from them. Thank you and a very happy new year to you in 2012!