The Platinum Rule verses the Golden Rule

I saw something on Facebook the other day which included the words:

Treat people the way you want to be treated.
Talk to people the way you want to be talked to.

Those statements fit into the sentiment known as the Golden Rule which says that if you treat people the way you want to be treated then all will be well.

Now that is a very good sentiment of course, as most people want to be treated in a nice way and that kind of goes without saying in some sense I suppose.

If we look at how someone is treated from their perspective however, we may well discover that actually they are not exactly the same as us and they actually want to be treated differently to us.

This is where the Platinum rule comes in. Platinum is much rarer than gold implying that this rule is practised less often than the Golden Rule. In fact all the Platinum in the world would fit in an average living room.

Therefore to treat someone as they wish to be treated would mean that they are more likely to appreciate than if you treat them as you would like to be treated.

The trick of course, is to know how they wish to be treated.

Whether this is in terms of the Six Human Needs or in the language of love, knowing how someone wishes to be treated can make the difference between an OK relationship and an amazing one.

Is it time to find out a bit more about how those around you wish to be treated? The easiest way is just to ask them… Communication in all walks of life, whether that is at home or at work is the key to knowing whether you are treating people the way they wish to be treated.

Your Dominant Thought Becomes Your Reality

Did you know that it has been said that your dominant thought becomes your reality.

What’s on your mind most of the time?

Is it time to re-think?

To re-member who and what you really are and why you are here?

Is it time to wake up to a new reality?

If you are struggling with any of the above and would like some help, book in a free 45 minute Clarity Session below…

Schedule a Free Clarity Session
to speak with me

Click to Schedule an Appointment

Remember to be Childlike from time to time

I just saw a young boy skipping along next to his mother while they were walking to school.

It reminded me how important it is that we keep our childlike side alive.

When was the last time you skipped along? On your own or with someone special?

PS – This is very different to being childish which will get you a very different response from those around you!!!

My Purpose in life is…

My purpose in life is to create a happy, peaceful and joyous life for anyone whose life I touch!

And that says it all really.

Whether that is just giving someone a smile and a compliment as I pass them in the street or working with them every week or month on an ongoing basis with life coaching sessions to enable them to work out what they want in life and to take the steps needed to get there.