Doug and Lynn Nodland

Doug and Lynn Nodland

Are you a compliant egg or a defiant egg? You probably are wondering, what is this all about? What got us thinking about this subject recently is that we were peeling shells off of hard boiled eggs. Have you ever noticed that with some eggs the shells peel off quite easily (the compliant egg) with others not so much (the defiant egg). We laughed as we labeled those eggs.

Then we thought about the similarity this can have to how people behave in life. It seems there’s a lot of difficult communication and miscommunication in the world today. Nat Turner said, “Good communication is the bridge between confusion and clarity.” We would like to see people have good communication even when they have different styles of communication and different views. To have that happen, it may be helpful to see how we label people. Let’s look at how easily we label others.

Chanhassen residents Doug and Lynn Nodland are success coaches and owners of The Balance Center. Doug and Lynn can be contacted at WeCare@SharingLifesLessons.com. More information and videos at http://SharingLifesLessons.com.