"You've got to determine along the way which one of the fish you're going to be."Without ironclad standards, Steve says you'll always end up back in the dating pool.
You two need to decide on something big together: Should you buy that house? Or you could borrow a technique suggested by Chris Ertel and Lisa Kay Solomon, who consult with corporations on how to plan strategic meetings.
"When you say, ' We need to talk,' we put up the barriers," he says. God has given you all this incredible thing called intuition. I'm not a good mother at all." Although Marjorie is a certified diver, Steve isn't a swimmer. "So [he puts] on the snorkeling gear and when she goes down, I tell him, 'You swim over and just keep an eye on my wife.'"Steve also has instructions for everyone else on the boat. "I don't care if nobody [else] on the boat goes home.
"I tell ladies, just sit down and strike up a conversation." Social networking websites and text messages can be a great way to keep in touch with friends, but Steve says it's not the best way to date. You've got to use that." You know you've got a keeper when your man wants to make sure you're always safe, Steve says. "I told all the dive masters on the boat: 'If she does not come out of that water in 30 minutes, everybody in the water.
, is shooting to the top of the best-seller lists, and Oprah says she loves everything it has to say! "[My 26-year-old daughter] was dating this guy who was about 30.
Steve says this book has a special meaning for him. Because we'll rise to the occasion no matter how high you set the bar if we want to," he says. He had been over to the house about four, five times.
"One powerful way to establish context," write the two in Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations That Accelerate Change, "is to create a large visual timeline." A company, for example, might plot key investments over the previous decade.