OK quick, what was your last conversation about? What was the key point the other person was trying to make? Can you remember?
If not, chances are you were too busy trying to get your point across to the other person and didn’t really hear what they were saying.
Putting aside our interests and paying attention when others are talking to us is a skill that will build realationships.
“There is a world of difference between hearing and listening. A hearing specialist may, through therapy and devices, enable sounds to become more audible to the human ear. But these kinds of actions have no influence on a person’s listening ability. Hearing is a physical process. Listening is a cognitive, emotional skill.” Earl Moreland -eHow Contributor.
We have so many conversations throughout the day. Each one is an opportunity to grow and strengthen our relationships by making the effort to listen and hear what is being said.
You can quickly create a step-by-step plan to improve your listening/hearing skills by following the 7 simple steps in my book, The Success Habit Secret.
Or better yet, schedule a 1-on-1 coaching session and together we’ll develop a personalized plan to strengthen your relationships through listening. Call (602) 425-5758. Visit me at YourGreaetstSelf