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How to Design a Life Worth Smiling About: Developing Success in Business and in Life by Darryl Davis

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CHAPTER 14

POWERFUL COMMUNICATIONS AT HOME AND AT WORK

The greatest problem in communication is the illusion that it has been accomplished.

—George Bernard Shaw

Any meaningful transformation in your life will naturally involve those who are closest to you. Your key relationships at home and at work—whether they support you or hold you back—will play a major role. Whom you choose to associate with and how you communicate with these people will help to determine the level of success you’re able to achieve.

When I was growing up, my mother said something to me that I’ll never forget: “Show me your friends and you show me who you are.” Naturally, when you say this to an eight-year-old, it’s hard for him to comprehend exactly what it means. But ...

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