The Cost of Relationship Engagement C – Control

Let’s take a real-world look at the potential cost of Relationship Engagement C – Control.

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In 2004, front running US Democratic Presidential Candidate Howard Dean arguably lost the race because he engaged from Relationship Engagement C in a moment that mattered to him.

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His passion, combined with the physical habits of the Control energy and physicality, lost him the race.  While he was most likely experiencing passion on the inside, he’d spent a lifetime building habits of unnecessary effort and isometric contraction.  As a result, others perceived his passion as anger and aggressiveness.   He lost his front-running place and eventually the Presidency.

What is Relationship Engagement C costing you?  What would you gain from engaging from B (the Balanced place)?

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