5 Love Languages Review

Dated: 04/03/2020

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Our team has had a book club since last year. It is a great way for everyone in my organization to get to know each other and talk about a particular book in relation to our job. During our first few meetings we talked about “Raving Fan: A Revolutionary Approach to Customer Service” by Kenneth Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles. We lead a fun and dynamic discussions, and in the end, we all concluded that we should bring our best foot forward when dealing with customer related issues. The book is very dear to my heart and I have applied it to my work and everyday life. It has helped me become a better broker and through that, I attained awards and recognitions throughout the years. Feel free to read my article about this book to get a general idea of what it is about possible be inspired to read it.
 
The Raving Fan Book And How It Can Help With Business

Raving Fan Audiobook (YouTube)

 
At the start of this year a mentor of mine referred “The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate” by Gary Chapman. It is an interesting book that discusses different ways on how to express and experience love while building and expanding a relationship a relationship with a partner. The book has sold more than ten million copies, placing it on the New York Times list Best Seller’s List f0r 167 weeks. It was originally published in 1992.
In the book Gary Chapman’s discusses how people have different ways of expressing, experiencing and perceiving love in which he says are love languages. He mentions that there are 5 categories or
5 love languages”, which are:
Words of Affirmation
Acts of Service
Receiving Gifts
Quality Time
Physical Touch.
 
Words of Affirmation

Words of affirmation is a way to express affection through spoken word as praise or appreciation. A simple “You look sharp in that tux” or “I love you” are ways to express words of affirmation. In this book, it states that actions don’t always speak louder than words. The book also discusses unsolicited compliments that can come off as inappropriate or mean.  Try complimenting your partner or other people and see how they respond.
Acts of Service
This love language is the opposite of the first one we discussed. The motto of “Acts of Service’s” is “Actions speak louder than words.” This love language is expressed by doing things that you know your partner would like. Cooking a meal, doing the laundry, and picking up a prescription are all acts of service. Other examples are washing your partner’s car. taking out the trash, or even picking up the mail. These are all Acts of Service, give it a try and watch your partner’s reaction!
Receiving Gifts
This love language might seem a little materialistic to others, but it doesn’t mean that you will have to burn your wallet spending on gifts for your partner. A simple handmade gift for a special occasion can even do the trick. This type of love language can be done by giving something of value or something meaningful for your loved one.
Quality Time
This love language can be quite fun. Imagine being somewhere romantic with your spouse. It could be a time where you both can enjoy and appreciates each other’s company. Try periodically turning off the television, your mobile devices or any other distractions. If  “Quality Time” is your partner’s primary language; they don’t just want to be included during this period of time, they want to be the center of your attention. They want you to focus on them and them only. It is a great way to bond and rekindle your love life.
Examples are taking a walk around the neighborhood, playing a board game, doing home improvement projects, or stargazing during a mini vacation.
Physical Touch
The last of the 5 love languages is physical touch. In this type of love language, your partner’s primary focus is having physical contact with you. It doesn’t necessarily mean in a sexual way. It could be a kiss every morning when you both wake up, a hug every time you both accomplish something or even holding hands when your strolling around.
By learning the primary love language of a personal, intimate relationship, it can help create a stronger bond between two partners.
Are you curious about your love language? Try taking the test to find out your primary love language. You can even let your partner take the test too. Click the link below to start the test. There are four different quizzes included one for couple, one for teens, one for children and one for singles. Click on the quiz which most suits your current situation.
 
5 Love Language Test

Now you might wonder and ask “Heather, why is this part of your company’s book club?” For me, I can sense that this book, though very helpful for any couple can be a learning tool on how to treat others and how they would like to be treated. A work appropriate love language is expressing words of affirmation. Giving words of encouragement to employees can not only help with production, but can also set a positive tone for the day. If you are curious about the book, feel free to click the link below to listen to the  audio-book  version from YouTube.
 
The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate

If you are thinking about making a real estate purchase, or if you are ready to sell, let me buy you a cup of coffee and let’s discuss Gunnison Valley’s potential. Who do you know that wants to buy or sell a property? Let the Heather Woodward Team help. You can contact me on my cell phone (970)596-1394 or send me an email at Heather@TheHeatherWoodwardTeam.com.



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