If you try, you can hear every word someone says. If you REALLY try, you can even hear what they’re not saying. So, REALLY try.
Attention: the process of making others feel heard, valued, respected and motivated to be supportive and do their best.
Together, we’re stronger. Sure, it takes listening, understanding and mutual respect to get there, but Together is worth it!
When you do MORE listening and LESS interrupting, you get less *erupting* and more Understanding. More or less? No, More AND Less.
How to be Understood: be Understanding FIRST.
You can hit first and hard with harsh words or listen first and soften hearts with understanding and keep your job/relationship.
Ignore the facts and you get the *whacks*. Ouch.
To provide a service no one else provides doesn’t make you the best. It makes you the ONLY one which is WAY better than the best.
How to Deal with Criticism: Yield to ‘Get over it’ and Deal with ‘Get better.’
How to encourage personal growth in others: Stop the criticisms. Start the compliments. Start and stop frequently.
To get to THE way, OUR way beats MY way. And singing ‘We Did It OUR Way’ sounds WAY better than ‘I did it MY way.’ Work together.
If you listen way more than you talk, you’ll have WAY more people interested in what you have to say.