The Relationship Bank Account

Michelle Phan

what is a relationship bank account?

  • The Relationship bank account is a metaphoric bank account for all your relationships

How it works

  • When you do something positive, you deposit money in
  • When you do something negative, you withdraw money out
  • Your goal is to continuously deposit money in

RBA Deposits

  • Keep Promises
  • Do small acts of kindness
  • Be loyal
  • Listen
  • Say you're sorry
  • Set clear expectations/ priorities

RBA Withdrawals

  • Break promises
  • Keep to yourself
  • Gossip and break confidences
  • Don't listen
  • Be arrogant
  • Set false expectations
Covey, Sean. “The Relationship Bank Account.” The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens: the Ultimate Teenage Success Guide, Fireside, New York, NY, 1998, pp. 131–145.