How To Maintain Good Personal Relationships When You’re Busy Leading

Relationships Matter

Man, being a leader makes you busy. When I begin to think of all the things on my plate, I begin to wonder how I’m able to fit everything into my week.

From leading youth to leading in the workplace to writing this blog to taking care of my body and relationships, life is busy.

Maintaining personal relationships while leading is important

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Do you feel the same way? Does your work ever feel like it’s creeping into your relationships even though you’d rather it didn’t?

I’m guessing that’s the case. You feel overwhelmed because of your leadership responsibilities. And you feel the strain on your relationships.

But what can you do to maintain good personal relationships when you’re busy leading? There’s a few things I want you to focus on. Applying these actions to the relationships in your life will help you maintain a balance between work and personal relationships.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Solo: A Star Wars Story

A Reel Leadership Article

Memorial Day weekend 2018 saw the release of the latest movie in the Star Wars Story series: Solo. Solo tells the origin story of the beloved pilot of the Millenium Falcon. And what a backstory he had.

leadership lessons from Star Wars and Han Solo

From his days as a thief on the planet of¬†Corellia to winning the Millenium Falcon, his days are full of adventure and intrigue. That’s what Solo sought to bring to life. Thankfully, Solo pulled off Han Solo’s origin story well.

Solo also provided many leadership lessons. Today, we’re going to look at the leadership lessons in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Caution: Solo: A Star Wars Story spoilers below

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Solo: A Star Wars Story

1. Everyone has a story:

Watching the original Star Wars trilogy, you knew that Han Solo (originally played by Harrison Ford, portrayed by¬†Alden Ehrenreich in Solo) had a story. You just didn’t know what his story was.

5 Relationship Lessons From The Movies

A Reel Leadership Article

You know I’m a huge movie fan. You also know I love to share leadership lessons from the movies in the Reel Leadership series. In those articles, I share leadership lessons from the movies and how they can impact your leadership.

Learn about relationships from the movies

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Today, I want to shift gears from leadership lessons to relationship lessons from the movies.

Movies are chockfull of relationship lessons. And today we’re going to take a look at 5 movies and the relationship lessons they can teach you.

Relationship Lessons From The Movies

1. Relationships take effort:

Do you remember the Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore film 50 First Dates? In this film, Sandler plays Henry Roth, a man smitten by the stunning Lucy Whitmore (played by Barrymore). The two have an amazing first date… Then Henry learns a crushing truth about Lucy.

5 Ways To Strengthen Relationships

Relationships Matter

As a leader, you know relationships matter. They’re all around you from your family relationships, business relationships, and friendship relationships.

You can’t avoid relationships. But you can do something. You can ignore the important relationships in your life and watch those important relationships slip away.

You have to strengthen your relationships

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Knowing you, you don’t want that to happen. You want to strengthen those relationships you cherish.

Let’s take a look at how you can strengthen those relationships today.

5 Ways To Strengthen Relationships

1. Lead with integrity:

Integrity means being honest, upright, doing the right thing. Having integrity as the basis of any relationship, whether that’s business or personal or family, is where you need to start when strengthening relationships.

The firm foundation of integrity does more than give you peace of mind. It gives you boundaries for what you are willing to do in a relationship.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Breaking In

A Reel Leadership Article

I know what you were expecting. You were expecting a leadership lessons from Deadpool 2 article today. Well, you’re not getting it.

After watching the first Deadpool movie, I realized it would be too crass and vulgar for a Reel Leadership. Instead, I’m using the Mother’s Day movie Breaking In for this week’s Reel Leadership article.

Leadership lessons from Breaking In

Breaking In stars Gabrielle Union as Shaun Russell. Shaun had inherited her father’s house after he was brutally run over by a crazy driver.

The young mother and her two children head to the recently inherited house. They discover the house is a fortress. Her father or grandfather had installed a high-tech security system.

While the home was a high-tech fortress, a band of criminals had planned to break into the home. And they did.