I Wanna? Setting Priorities Song With Stephen

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This is a rewrite of a song you may know called Wannabe, by The Spice Girls.  Listen to the edited lyrics and identify the process of clarifying priorities. Share examples.

Yo, I’ll tell you what I want what I really really want

Wanna get what I need or say no to you
I’ll tell you what I want what I really really want
Keep my relationship and be with you
I’ll tell you what I want what I really really want
Keep my self respect – to myself be true

(Verse 1- relationship priority)
If I want to keep you, I’ll use my GIVE Skills
Want you to care for me, to get what I need
Now don’t go wasting my precious time
Get our act together we could be just fine.

I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want
So tell me what you want, what you really, really want
I wanna, (ha) I wanna, (ha) I wanna, (ha) I wanna, (ha)
I wanna really, really, really wanna zigazig ah

(CHORUS)
If you wanna be effective
Have clear priorities
Carefully be mindful
Bring choices down to three
If you wanna be effective
Have clear priorities
Before your conversation
Determine which it will be

(verse 2 self respect priority)
I know what I think about that
Know how I want to feel
Say you can handle my boundaries, then we’ve got a deal
I won’t be hasty, give FAST skills a try
If you really bug me then I’ll say goodbye

Yo I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want
So tell me what you want, what you really, really want
I wanna, (ha) I wanna, (ha) I wanna, (ha) I wanna, (ha)
I wanna really, really, really wanna zigazig ah

(CHORUS)
If you wanna be effective
Have clear priorities
Carefully be mindful
Bring choices down to three
If you wanna be effective
Have clear priorities
Before your conversation
Determine which it will be

(This segment is about DEARMAN)
So, here’s a story from A to Z
You wanna get clear, your priorities
How to say yes, and how to say no
How to say stop and how to say go
Hear what I say, and try to find a way
Hear what you say, and try to find a way
Respect each others truth, DEARMAN’s the way

(CHORUS)
If you wanna be effective
Have clear priorities
Carefully be mindful
Bring choices down to three
If you wanna be effective
Have clear priorities
Before your conversation
Determine which it will be