We like to think we are logical, thoughtful, and reasonable. And we may be. We are, though, mostly emotional. We are heavily influenced by how things feel.
To collaborate with and influence each other, then, we must go to the emotions. That can feel uncomfortable, icky, or even dangerous. The trick to avoiding the ick et cetera is to start by committing ourselves to win-win-or-don’t-play solutions.
Then we simply tell a story. Paint a picture of what life will look and feel like for all of us. It needn’t be flowery or perfect. Remember that if you can feel it, then all of us will feel it, too.
In your corner,