Gay and Katie Hendricks

Gay and Katie Hendricks are among the world's top relationship experts. In this Note we'll check out some Big Ideas on how to get our Love on—including the importance of appreciation and the need to create at least a 5:1 ratio of positive interactions to negative interactions if we want to have great relationships. (Did you know that when you appreciate people their value appreciates?! Yepperz!) Plus we'll look at the importance of re-committing and the acid test of healthy relationships.

To love others you must love yourself... You can only give to others what you have yourself.
Leo Buscaglia from Love

“If he desired to know about automobiles, he would, without question, study diligently about automobiles. If his wife desired to be a gourmet cook, she’d certainly study the art of cooking, perhaps even attending a cooking class. Yet, it never seems as obvious to him that if he wants to live in love, he must spend at least as much time as the auto mechanic or the gourmet in studying love.”

~ Leo Buscaglia from Love

I love that.

Love. It’s one of the most important subjects we could ever hope to master and yet, for some BIZARRE (!!) reason, sofew people really study it.

I don’t know about you, but I agree with another comment from Buscaglia:

“I would not want to form a partnership with an architect who has only a little knowledge of building or a broker who has a limited knowledge of the stock market. Still, we form what we hope to be permanent relationships in love with people who have hardly any knowledge of what love is.”

Thankfully, I’m blessed to be with a woman who’s as passionate about studying love and life as I am. And, I can tell you that so far, we’ve learned the most on the subject from Gay & Katie Hendricks. In addition to being among the world’s experts in relationships and conscious living and loving, they’re (easily!) two of the most inspiring people I’ve ever met—embodying the ideals they teach more than any couple I’ve ever seen. (Get this: they haven’t exchanged a harsh word or criticism in over 10 years!! Truly incredible.)

In this Note, were going to take a quick look at some of the Big Ideas from two of their workshops that absolutely transformed my life. I can’t recommend them and they’re work strongly enough and trust you’ll enjoy!

We’ll kick it off with the core of their teachings: APPRECIATION!

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Brian Johnson

Founder + CEO of Heroic