I know it has been a while since I posted anything here, so, here goes!
I am amazed always that some of the information that I share through the education I provide is new to people. I assume, yes, I teach people to CYA (challenge your assumptions), and I do challenge mine all the time, and, that doesn't mean that I shouldn't be amazed that people don't know or are not aware of basic communication skills.
With all the so called "New Age" gurus out there, people like Oprah, Brene Brown, Tony Robbins, Eckhart Tolle, etc, I assumed that everyone and I mean everyone would at least have had a glimpse into how to talk to each other!
Maybe it is because they have never taken the time to really integrate the teachings into their being, or, maybe they have never had role models or teachers who showed them what to do and how to do it! Maybe, they just haven't taken time to get to know themselves, the way they like to communicate or how others like to communicate so they are always caught up in the reaction versus response situation.
I know that the best thing you can do is learn about you, how do you communicate, how do you say what you say, do you notice the reaction or response you get, do you know how your words impact others, do you know how your tone of voice makes people feel.
Knowing yourself is the first step to better communication. Learn how you say things and question is there any better, easier way to say it? Get curious about others assumptions and ask how they came up with them? Are you curious to your own assumptions and reactions to what others say?
You know they say that the meaning of communication is the response you get! Doesn't matter about what you intention is, it is how about how the other person hears it. And, that you cannot not communicate, you energy communicates before you even say anything.
So, do you know how you impact others with your communication style? Do you want to know about your impact?
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Til next time!