5 Minute Drill | Break the Assumption Cycle

podcast February 21, 2024

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Have you ever wondered why our closest relationships sometimes falter despite our best intentions? This episode takes a hard look at the consequences of taking those we care about for granted and the insidious nature of assumptions. We weave through personal anecdotes and expert insights, highlighting the invisible yet significant impact of acting with intention in maintaining the vitality of our closest relationships.

In today’s 5 Minute Drill, we also unpack leadership expert, John Maxwell’s, stance that “the biggest leadership mistake that leaders make is that they lead by assumption.” It’s a dangerous trap in leadership that happens all too often in relationships – especially if you’ve been in a relationship or have been married for a good amount of time. It’s something we’re all guilty of, even outside of relationships. I’m going to help increase your awareness around this. So, if you want to prevent the problems that come with the assumption trap, then lock in to today’s episode.

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In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • The detrimental effects of unspoken expectations in personal and professional relationships.
  • The role of intentional communication and gratitude in preventing complacency and conflict.
  • Insights from leadership expert John Maxwell on the pitfalls of leading by assumption.
  • Strategies to combat the hedonic treadmill.
  • The power of visualization and mindfulness in raising one’s happiness baseline and fostering appreciation.
  • Practical advice for improving your impact and reliability in life.


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