Assuming Innocence

by | Dec 5, 2017 | 10 comments

Speak your truth with love.

The idea sounds simple, but it’s not always easy.

In this 2-minute video, you’ll learn my #1 focus before initiating a difficult conversation.

See you there,

Tamika xo

 

10 Comments

  1. Lyn

    Morning Tamika,

    I always look forward to your videos. The real life practices, truth and simplicity of your messages resonate with me at all times. I take a deep breath and sigh (and smile)…thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.

    Lyn

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    • Tamika

      Thank you Lyn, for being part of this truth-cheerleading community. You made me smile today! So much love to you. xx

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  2. Mandara

    Dear Tamika,
    Assuming Innocence –what a powerful reminder of how to “set the stage” in speaking MY truth. Thank you.
    My truth can take on a need to justify myself and assuming innocence provides compassion in the space between the conversation.
    OMG –now for that tough conversation. Love you lots!

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    • Tamika

      Mandara, I am standing beside you in all your tough conversations. You’re brave and wise and so looked after. Big hugs, Tamika

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  3. Kendra Doyle

    It is definitely better to assume innocence than to go in “balls blazing.” Especially if you find out you have contributed to the issue, because then I feel like it makes you look silly 😛

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    • Tamika

      So true, Kendra. There’s always learning when we initiate a hard conversation, so it’s good to have an open heart and mind. You speak as a wise woman who has done this hard work! Sending love, T

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  4. Brenda

    I love this idea/concept Tamika. I tend to avoid difficult conversations or confrontations – not wanting to rock the boat.
    I’m going to adopt this new way of entering honest communication. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Tamika

      So much love to you, Brendaji xx

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  5. Catherine

    Sooo helpful and timely. Thank you for this strategy, Tamika. I’ve been putting off a difficult conversation and can feel the resentment and frustration for the other person building inside – not helpful or healthy for either of us involved. This is such a beautiful reminder of creating the space needed for greater peace and understanding. It brings me back to my intention for moving forward in this relationship and helps me to see how holding back my truth has created more unsettling feelings between us. So grateful to you! ? Hope your difficult conversation went well! ❤️

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    • Tamika

      I love it that this reminded you of your intention in relationship. Catherine, you are brave in every sense of the word!
      My difficult conversation did go well, thanks to the grace of a little space that helped me sort myself out before speaking. I learned a lot, including that I had made an assumption or two. We came to a compromise that feels good for both of us. Thank you for asking, and thank you for sharing! So much love, T xx

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