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The Color Code, The Secret to Understanding All Your Relationships

Certified TrainerDr. Taylor Hartman, himself a yellow with a good Blue wife helping him, discovered an amazing key to understanding people in a system called The Color Code.   His book, The People Code is a great guide and has helped thousands.  It is a new way to see yourself, your relationships, and life.

Check out our radio program on the basics of The Color Code.

We are both Color Code Trainers.  We learned the value of The Color Code years ago.  It saved our marriage and helped to understand our children better.  Often when we work with someone they reply, "You've given me the secret code to understanding my spouse and children!"  Once you understand people through really understanding their core motivation, you will never see people in the same way.

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Dr. Hartman's Color Code Personality Assessment is the most accurate, comprehensive and usable test available.  The Color Code is unique in that it identifies WHY you do what you do.  This

allows you very useful insights into what makes you tick.  But not only that - it gives you tools to understand all your relationships.  Everything in life is about RELATIONSHIPS.  One color is neither good nor bad.   Relationships can be puzzling.  This is a great tool to help put the pieces together.

Socrates said that the major task of life is to come to "know thyself".   We do this by examining ourselves and learning our unique motivations, needs, wants, strengths, and yes even knowing our limitations.  When we understand ourselves first, we can better understand how to successfully communicate and relate to others.

iceberg motivation and behavior wordsMany systems out there look at behavior modification and that barely touches the surface.  Picture an iceberg.  Only about 10% of the iceberg is visible above the water.  This 10% represents the behavior.  While 90% below the surface and the real danger for sinking ships is below the surface and represents motive.  Your core motive is at the root.

Life is about personal responsibility and must take 100% responsibility for ourselves and all our relationships.  We need 100% effort.  We have free will coming from our core motive and personality to choose to create our lives and build character.

In order to live optimally, you need to meet your needs - your basic needs.  When you understand your core motive - you can get your needs met.  We can't survive without water or food - they are needs and they are essential.  Without them, we will eventually die.  We need to feed our personality - we can literally starve ourselves when our personality needs don't get met.

I'll spell out the ideal basic qualities of the different personalities, but when we don't understand ourselves we become reactive and may have learned to respond to life in a color that is not our innate personality and it creates bumps in our path and we may struggle with ourselves and our relationships.

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REDS are the Lifeblood of humanity.  They are the movers and shakers of society.  They move forward from point A to B and get things done.  They are natural leaders and have vision.    REDS NEED:  to look good, technically, to be right, to be respected, and approval from a select few.  Click here to listen to our show on the REDS.

BLUES are the do-gooders.  They are connecting and creating quality relationships and have a great sense of purpose.  Their natural gifts are quality and service.  BLUES NEED:  to be good morally, to be understood, to be appreciated, to be accepted.  Click here to listen to our show on the BLUES.

WHITES offer a model for gentle, human dignity.  They are the peacekeepers.  Their natural gifts are clarity and tolerance.  WHITES NEED:  to feel good inside, to be given space, to be respected and to be accepted.  **Radio show coming soon.

YELLOWS, happy is as happy does.  They generally know what they love and always find the time to do it.  They are the fun lovers and live life "in the moment".  Their natural gifts are enthusiasm and optimism.  YELLOWS NEED:  to look good socially, to be noticed, to be praised, and to receive approval from the masses.  Click here to listen to our show on the YELLOWS.

Remember - no color is better than the others.  We need a good balance - a rainbow.  And the colors are not gender specific.  It is actually divided 50/50.  In other words, 50% of the Red population are women and 50% are women.  There are however, statistically about 35% of the population that is blue, evenly mixed between men and women.

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You can take the free test, get private one on one consultations or join us for classes.  Sign up for our newsletter or send and email for more information on our Color Code Personality Coaching programs.

Many people have a strong single color like our daughter Angela, she is a yellow; while others have a secondary color that directly influences their primary motivation.  Kally is a strong red, with yellow and that impacts her life.  Mark is a blue for sure, but he is affected as well by his secondary color yellow and by his 3rd color red and his environment and how he was raised.

We can help you better understand yourself and your relationships.  Click here to catch the overview of The Color Code on our Get Real! with Mark and Kally show on Your True Colours Image Radio.testh

Take the FREE TEST at this link.  And if you really want to learn more information about yourself, specific to you... then pay the small fee and get the full results.  You'll get videos and tons of information about your personality and more importantly about your unique combination with your secondary color.

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The Color Code, A Look Inside a RED Personality

piechart-kSIvFfBxLets get to know the REDS.  When you understand personality science, you have a key to understanding all your relationships better.  On today's show, we'll dive deep into the mind of the "go-getters".  They can often seem intimidating, they seek challenges, and have the gift of vision.  But they can come across as demanding.  Reds are the "life-blood" of humanity.  Join us to learn how to understand them better.

Healthy REDS are the lifeblood of humanity.  They are the movers and shakers of society.  Their ability to get from point A to point B directly and get things done is one of their gifts and strengths.  Their natural talents are vision and leadership.

REDS are motivated by power, this isn't the controlling kind of power - power means getting things done.  Reds don't always have to be in charge, we will follow a good leader.  Often Reds feel like this, "Lead, follow, or get out of the way."

If you missed our show on The Color Code, a general overview, check it out here.  That will give you a good background.

Raising a Red child can be quite a challenge.  They might seem disrespectful at times.  If you have a child that is a red, and you are having a challenge with them, put them in charge of something.  I have found my Red children will stand up to me and challenge me especially when they don't understand something.  You don't want them to learn to be disrespectful, but YOU do need to respect their healthy questioning and desire to understand situations.

Reds absolutely NEED TO:  look good technically, be right, be respected and attain approval from a select few.  If you are a Red or you have a Red in your life, recognize these NEEDS, and find a way to meet them for yourself or those you care about.   When I'm in a discussion with someone - especially my husband, the magic key words are, "Your right, but I feel this way" or "I can see your point, but...".   Many people have issues with a Red's need to be right - remember this is a need.  In most cases, a healthy Red will not voice a strong opinion or speak out unless they absolutely believe they are right.  And in most cases - the Reds are right.  There are some cases where this is not always true.  And, this doesn't mean other people can't be right as well.

Reds would rather get the job done than play.

red talentsAs a good example I relate my experience with Mark in remodeling our house.  He wants to make sure the corners and lines are perfect and was taking forever.  Me on the other hand, the Red, I recognized the imperfection of the general construction and knew that job just needed to get done as quickly as possible.  So with a Red driving the project and a Blue wanting perfection - you have to find balance - and that balance can be very empowering to both.  When we were not making progress on the house, it was causing me stress - not making progress or moving forward.

If you are a Red, understand that you can be very focused with limited perspective of others.  I used to be that, like I had blinders on until I realized that the world wasn't made up of people just like me.

Reds might find that they competitive - it is a good way to motivate them.

If you want to relate well to a red, DO present information to them in a logical way with facts and figures.  Be direct, brief, and specific - think bullet points.  As a red mother, when my kids come to tell me about their day, they can go on and on with many details.  It is hard for me to take in that mass of information and I can't get it.  So I have learned to say to my kids - "stop, what is the point?"  Once I know the point, I can listen with my heart to their details, but I need to get my brain to hear the bullet points first.

DON'T argue from an emotional perspective and don't be slow and indecisive.  And whatever you do, don't publicly humiliate them or make them look technically inadequate in front of others.

If you are a Red, learn to connect with others emotionally and socially.  Refrain from blaming others who fail to meet commitments.  And most importantly, relax, don't be over demanding.  Do be open to suggestions.

Don't forget to listen to the show, for a lot more details on understanding reds.color code trainerlogo

For more information on the BLUES, click here.

For more information on the YELLOWS, click here.

And coming soon, a focus on the WHITES.

We are Certified Color Code Trainers.  We live The Color Code, it has made a huge difference in our life and in our marriage.  And it certainly helped us raise our kids and help them get on the path to reach their full potential.  We can help you understand yourself better and the relationships you have with people.  Reds are very dynamic and this is just a brief overview of their personality.   Reds are vital to our society.

If you have not taken the test, click here or on the link.  You can take the free test and even better, using this link you get a discount.  Get the full results that take a look at your secondary color and specific information tailored to you.  You get videos and information to help you understand yourself better.

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Kally Oct Chinese Outfit tall 2Remember, Reds are not bossy, they just think they have better ideas.   😉

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Color Code Focus “Life as a Yellow” an Interview with Angela Efros

Piechart Color Code yellowListen in to our interview with a live hard core yellow, Angela Efros.  Explore what it is like to be a yellow personality and how to relate to the yellow people in your life.

The Color Code is an amazing system that looks at what a persons key motivation is.  We'll be looking at the yellows which are motivated by FUN.  Many people get frustrated with the yellows in their lives as they appear unfocused and superficial.

Truth is, we need the yellows in our lives and society to lighten things up and cheer us on.  Happy is as happy does.  Yellow people love themselves because they know exactly what they love to do and always find time to do it.  Their core motive is all about fun.  But they bring to us their natural gifts of enthusiasm and optimism.

 

We have raised 2 yellow children and we are Expert Certified Color Code Trainers.   If you missed our episode on the Color Code, you can catch it here.  It is a good overview and will help you understand why we do what we do.

Follow the link for your free personality assessment or pay the small fee and get the full update and analysis including your secondary colors.free-test

If you try to squeeze a yellow into a box of conformity, you will not succeed.  They might do it but they will be unhappy.  The yellows thrive on freedom and are spontaneous, fun-loving, happy and very sociable in general.  But they can be uncommitted, self-centered, disorganized and unfocused.

yellow giftsThe needs of a yellow are often misinterpreted as selfish or self-centered.  They really are not, and they really do NEED these needs met which are:  they need to look good socially, to be noticed, to be praised, and to receive approval from the masses.  Not getting these needs met, really is starving them.  So if you have yellows in your life, compliment them and tell them how great they look.  Give them opportunities to shine to the world.  Encourage their natural desire to 'be on stage'.  If you are a yellow, it is okay to really appreciate praise.  When a yellows needs are met, they are amazing at looking after others as they tend to be very inclusive.  You may find yourself drawn to a yellow with their natural charisma.  But don't expect a lot of hands on touchy feely responses back.

When Angela was growing up, she was always on stage - we happily encouraged her need and desire to perform.  Now in her adult life, she is a performer and if feeds her.  At the same time as a child, she was the center of attention.  But you couldn't ask for a happier child, except from our other yellow child.  In order to teach her to work, we made it fun.  In fact this was so successful that one time when she was home visiting, she decided it would be "fun" to clean out a kitchen cupboard.

When talking with Yellows remember to take a positive, upbeat approach.  Offer them praise and appreciation.  Do no ignore them and do not expect them to dwell on problems.  They don't like even facing their problems.  With practice they can learn.  You'll soon recognize that Yellows tend to joke around a lot.  And they really are more sensitive than they appear. Many people confuse the Yellow personality with symptoms of ADHD because Yellows can have short attention spans and seem to bounce around from subject to subject.  This is just the nature of their personality.

Yellows need to learn to focus on important tasks and give it the attention it deserves.   Set specific goals each day.  Focus on what is necessary.  Reward yourself for sticking to the task at hand.  Learn to listen to others.  And finally - look at the big picture and break it down to small tasks and activities so that it wont overwhelm you.

Angela Sept 2012 for a show in SeptemberThis is a great show for anyone with a 'yellow' in their life and to help spark some yellow character traits in your own life.  It was a lot of fun interview our own daughter, who happens to be  a core yellow with no strong secondary color.  I am so grateful for The Color Code System as it really did help me be a better mother and focus on fun in this child's life.  And along the way, she taught me to connect to my inner fun.  It was a win win all the way around.  She is an amazing success and living her life of her dreams.  You can check out Angela's Web page by clicking on her name to keep up with her.

Thanks for tuning in.  Do you have questions or comments about the Yellow personality?  If you enjoyed this show, please let us know and share with your friends.

Check out the REDS here.  Check out the BLUES here.  Coming soon, the whites.

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