People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.
~ John C. Maxwell
Do you know that language spoken with the ears helps you strengthen your relationships with others?
If you want to take advantage of this, then before you speak, take time to think about how your words will be heard. Think about how your words will make others feel.
Do you hear your words the way others hear them?
When you think of your part of a conversation in those terms, your words become softer, sweeter, most positive. You remember that your point of view is just that, your opinion. You understand the messages that will be heard in addition to the facts you convey.
The XXII Olympic Winter Games 2014 are beginning in Sochi. Most of us are not the exceptional athletes in the sports featured
Going for the gold in conversation means achieving stronger relationships
at the Olympics. We are, or can be, exceptional in our own daily events.
‘Conversation’ is one such daily event. Continue reading
Did you know there’s a town in Colorado called Hotchkiss? I have no idea how many cities and villages across America are named for people. What intrigues me is not that they’re named for people but the seemingly fanciful idea that we can each have a community that we build, just for us.
We instinctively come together where we know our need will be met.
I mentioned Monday about taking part in a discussion last Saturday with a group of people who get together every month to talk about a topic of common interest. If you read Jesse Lyn Stoner’s blog post on Monday, “Why My ‘5 Around’ Group is Important to Me and Why You Should Start One,” you know that she has a different type of group, one that was created to support each of the members professional and personally.
I can’t claim to have done extensive research on the subject of these communities that come together for a particular purpose, but from the research I have done, I’ve made a few observations. Continue reading