How many times have you been in a conversation and you’re watching the person’s mouth moving, you’re pretending you’re listening, but really what you’re doing is waiting to interject your part of the conversation? This happens all the time. I do it. I know that you do it too.
Today I want you to be a little bit more conscious when you have conversations with people. It’s so critical that you actually listen, and I really believe that this really is a lost art. There are so many different platforms, commercials, I mean, everything coming at you all day, every day that our brains constantly moving and trying to interject our own thought process into a conversation. When really, if you just sit in silence a little bit and really listen to what the other person has to say. Your response will then be more thoughtful, especially if you are in a business meeting. You can respond in a way that reflects back that person’s perspective, or issue, or concern in a way that really makes them feel heard.
Ultimately, it’s really about human connection so when you listen more than you talk, you give the opportunity to really truly connect with that person, whether it’s in a business or a personal setting. There’s a saying that God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason so use them accordingly. I’m not a really religious person, but I know that a lot of people out there are, and I think that, that is a really interesting saying because it’s really true. You have two ears and one mouth so shut up, listen more and maybe you’ll be able to connect, solve more problems and really be just more human. Stay tuned for more from Elevate My Brand.