On my first grade report card my teacher wrote that I was “quiet and polite, a pleasure to have in class”.
…I don’t know what happened either…
Somewhere along the road to 25 I learned how to talk.
Everyone has a story that deserves to be told. Listening to others- REALLY listening is an invaluable skill that will open doors in all of your relationships. I am determined to become a better listener. Bear with me, it is a work in progress! Want to join me?
1. Ditch the cell phone. Ever notice when you are out with a group of people, no one talks to each other? That’s because everyone’s on their cell phones! What happened to old school conversation? I challenge you to make an honest effort to put down the phone, and engage with what’s right in front of you, right now.
2. Listen to what is being said instead of thinking of what you will say next. Do you do this? I do, all the time. You may have something really exciting to add, or maybe you don’t want to sound stupid if you don’t have a response right away, but you’ll look pretty dumb if you can’t remember what was just said because you weren’t listening.
3. So the third thing I am tr- Guess what! I have exciting news!!! – Did you see what I did there? Doesn’t it drive you nuts when people interrupt you? Me too. So let’s all try to stop doing it, k?
What are you doing to improve yourself today? Any ideas on how to be a better listener? Shoot me a comment, I’d to hear your ideas. Can’t wait to
talk... I mean listen to you soon!!