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Stephan Speaks

Forgiveness, Finding Real Love & Setting Expectations

Stop setting expectations for your relationships.

Why should we stop setting expectations in relationships? Isn’t it important to be clear on what kind of person you want to be with and how you want that relationship to go?

While there is nothing wrong or harmful with setting relationship goals alongside your partner, setting expectations is a different game altogether. Most of the time, expectations stay inside our own heads and aren’t voiced. We may have certain expectations of how our partner should behave, but we don’t always communicate those desires.

Plus, expectations put immense pressure on a relationship — even before it starts! You may have a picture in your head of finding that perfect person who checks all the boxes for you, but as it turns out, the person you thought would be good for you actually isn’t.

If you want to find true love, you have to let go of your relationship expectations. Of course, you should have standards, but don’t limit yourself when it comes to love. Be open and ready to find true connection.

Today’s guest, Stephan Speaks, is a relationship expert, and in this episode, he’s going to help you let go of your relationship expectations and find real love!

“Anyone who’s successful at life has made mistakes. You’re either gonna learn from them or you’re gonna dwell on them. Too many people are dwelling on their mistakes.” @StephanSpeaks  

Stephan Speaks — also known by his given name, Stephan Labossiere — is a certified relationship coach, speaker, and author. From understanding the opposite sex to navigating the paths and avoiding the pitfalls of relationships and self-growth, Stephan’s relationship advice and insight help countless individuals achieve an authentically amazing life.

Dedicated to helping and devoted to keeping it real, Stephan’s straightforward yet compassionate delivery style attracts a varied clientele, including notable celebrities, civic and social organizations, academic institutions, singles, and couples alike, who can and are ready to handle the truth!

Stephan has been seen, heard, and chronicled in national and international media outlets, including the Tom Joyner Morning ShowThe Examiner, ABC, and Huffington Post Live, to name a few. To coin a phrase by an individual who attended one of his speaking engagements, “He’s definitely the relationship guy, all relationships, all the time.”With an international following of singles and couples alike, the name Stephan Labossiere is synonymous with breaking down relationship barriers, pushing past common facades, and exposing the truth. It is this understanding of REAL relationships that he brings to everyone he encounters.

He’s got some great books out there, and after listening to this podcast episode with Stephan Labossiere, you’re going to want to hear more of his stuff. His most recent publications are Find Love After Heartbreak, He Who Finds a Wife, and The Man God Has for You, and they all teach you about how to create healthy relationships with the right people. You can also listen to Episode #703 and Episode #994 to hear more of Steven’s wisdom!

He also has a new coaching program: “How to Manifest the Life & Man God Has for You.” Ladies, I’m speaking to you here — if you are looking for the right man, you definitely want to check out Stephan’s coaching program! He’s a relationship genius and genuinely kind guy, and I know his advice will help you manifest the relationship you’ve been dreaming of.

Our interview was so interesting that I had to split it up into two parts, so make sure to listen to the first part of our interview where we talk about the secrets to true love and connection! But for now, join me on Episode 1,115 to learn about forgiveness, finding real love, and setting expectations with relationship expert Stephan Speaks!

“Expectation kills appreciation.” @StephanSpeaks  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • Is it harder to forgive someone that was horrible to you or harder to forgive yourself?
  • Is there anything in your life that you haven’t healed today?
  • Why is writing a letter more powerful than texts or voice messages?
  • What percentage of couples who date over a year are actually happy?
  • Why do people stay in relationships when there isn’t a connection?
  • How hard is it to find real connection after getting out of a relationship?
  • Why would you go on dates if you’re not looking for real connection?
  • What type of expectations should someone have going into a relationship with their partner?
  • What are a few ways to know if your partner truly loves you?

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The importance of forgiveness in our relationships.
  • The 3 things you should do to know if you have a connection with someone.
  • How to know if you’re staying in the wrong relationship.
  • Why Stephan doesn’t believe in setting expectations for relationships.
  • Plus much more…

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