Are Your Relationships Broken?

Do you like feeling amped? Energized? Ready to rock? Can you feel when someone’s bringing ‘energy’ to a project? You got any idea about the energy going back and forth in your relationships? I didn’t, especially 1-to-1 partnerships. I’ve felt like a creative genius, my whole life. I was raised that way, and I like it. I have a history of over-achieving and loving success, and even when people don’t see it, I know I excel. I’m very sensitive to getting the details right and improving whenever I learn something. I kept failing at my dream relationships though. For a long time I felt misunderstood, and I really wanted someone on-board who could relate to me, shared similar goals, and was eager to grow deeper together. A fantastic dream, yeah? I expressed this to many people, I’d say things like: "I wanna collaborate." "I wanna succeed together." "I wanna change the world WITH people." "I want harmony." "I want solutions, together." "I wanna spiral together." They’d say "Yeah!" but talk is cheap. I wanted action. I wanted the "I" to become a "we". So… I’ve had a number of long-term partnerships, I’ve taken up-and-comers under my wing, invested heavily in other human beings, and I’ve poured my heart and soul into people I believed in, even when others were advising me against it. I do what my heart tells me. Have you ever done this? Given your heart and soul to someone, hoping and expecting them to return the passion? In the last 7 years, I’ve devoted massive chunks of time, energy, and money, teaching 12+ people (I could...