Have you read the book, Listening Is an Act of Love? It’s a compilation of stories collected by StoryCorps founder
Dave Isay from the lives of regular folks like you and me. Isay understands everybody in this world has a story to tell, they just need someone who is important to them who will listen. We celebrate life when we stop and listen to how it looks through another’s eyes. Continue reading
What do you do when someone says something that is the opposite of your own point of view? Do you run in the opposite direction or do you listen closely? It’s easier to
Can you listen to that one idea that is different from the others or that challenges your beliefs?
keep your mind closed when a co-worker, family member or friend starts discussing an idea that challenge your beliefs or assumptions. While it’s harder to bring an open mind to a conversation, bringing a closed mind sacrifices the gift of the friendship. Bringing an open mind says you want to understand the ideas and beliefs that are important to the other person. Continue reading
You’re no doubt familiar with the cautionary tale about putting a frog in a pot of cold water and allowing it to slowly heat, so that the frog never realizes the water is too hot.
Sometimes you modify your attitude and actions in increments that are so small, you hardly notice them individually, yet over time, those changes take you far away from your true self.
Until at last, the water boils and the frog is dead.
Have you ever been that frog sitting in warm water, watching the days of your life pass by, unaware that you are about to be boiled alive? Continue reading