I remember learning from Pat Coombe, my daughters play school teacher about balloons.
Draw a picture of a balloon on coloured paper for every significant person in your life. Cut it out and stick it on the wall above your desk.
Now ask yourself the question. Every time I speak with these people, am I inflating or deflating the balloon.
The funny thing I’ve noticed is that my balloon inflates or deflates in line with those around me.
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