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“Partnering” by Jean Oelwang

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All-in

Feel safe in the relationship and know you 100% have each other’s back for the long-run. Discover how the security of that all-in commitment gives you the freedom to do something bigger.

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All-In commitment gives you the confidence and freedom to do something bigger. Our partnership wisdom shows that when you make a commitment in a real way, it will set you free. Being All-In with your partners and finding freedom through commitment is not easy work–in fact, it is counterintuitive as we often think we must sacrifice our freedom when we commit to another. Yet our partners continue to find their wings when given the deep support, strength, and space within their relationships to soar to the best version of themselves.

“I know Scott supports me 100 percent, that he’s my best friend.”

Screenshot 2022-04-12 at 16.11.46 Pat Mitchell

“That’s the essence of it, really be there. Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh always says the best present you can give to your partner is just to be there. Just so simple.”

Screenshot 2022-04-12 at 16.13.55 Paz Perlman

“It’s making a commitment to the commitment.”

Screenshot 2022-04-12 at 16.14.35 Jacqueline Novogratz

“Looking out for long-term well-being when so many others are focused on short-term gain.”

Screenshot 2022-04-12 at 16.15.32 Robin Chase

“Deep inside you become a different person by intimately knowing someone else.”

Screenshot 2022-04-12 at 16.16.07 Charles Lane

“If you can get over the fear of the leap of loving before being loved, I think that’s the start of it all. And that goes for friendships, and it goes for business partnerships. And it goes for people you have only recently met. It’s, are you okay showing up as the most loving version of yourself with the thought there may be no return? But, when you do it, it always returns.”

Screenshot 2022-04-12 at 16.16.50 Keith Yamashita

“The thing I most value is I have this certain North Star that I know I can come back to that just lays out: this is reality — this is truth. That is a touchstone that I can go to at any point, and Lindsay just gives that to me, every day.”

Screenshot 2022-04-12 at 16.17.26 David Levin

“We are nothing other than the summation of our relationships.”

Screenshot 2022-04-12 at 16.18.17 Richard Reed

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