Most books I read are fact-filled nonfiction. It doesn’t matter how many I’ve read before, anything written that shares thoughts on how to create a happy and thriving life grab my interest. But even better is when I can find those same ideas in a business-parable-type book. One such book, Trap Tales—Outsmarting The 7 Hidden Obstacles to Success delivers as an entertaining and inspiring business book told in story form.
Covey and Stephan M. Mardyks offer crucial advice to help you safeguard your relationship and find some much-needed common ground.
By David M.R. Covey and Stephan M. Mardyks, the authors of Trap Tales: Outsmarting the 7 Hidden Obstacles to Success.
You may be married on paper, but are you and your spouse really married in spirit? Sure, you live under the same roof, you may share a last name, your finances are intertwined, and you're (presumably) faithful to one another. Yet if you're like many "happily" married couples, you haven't really integrated your lives. Instead, you're operating as "married singles"—and according to David M.R. Covey (the son of famed author Stephen R. Covey) and Stephan M. Mardyks, it's because you believe your own upbringing is superior to that of your partner.
One of the most common themes I come across when working with my coaching clients is what holds many of us back from achieving success. People ask questions such as, "Why can’t I get further in my career?" "How did I fail?" "What brought me to this point in my life?"