A Perfect Gift Idea That Anyone Will Enjoy!
By Laura Kelly-Pifer
It’s the Holidays and during this time of year, we’re looking for gifts for our friends and loved ones. But there’s one gift that’s perfect for anyone in your life, for any occasion and can fit ANY budget. Today, I want to share that with you.
The perfect gift is something simple…It’s listening.
I’ll explain more and what’s great is that in just a few seconds, you can improve your communication skills and can give someone you care about, their gift.
I’ll confess. There are times that my family doesn’t always have the chance to speak. I can be a bit of a loudmouth. I’ve had to learn over the years though that it’s not always about me. I’ve had to learn to listen and by that I mean REALLY listen.
So, for example, my girls, both teens, will come to me with things that have happened to them. Some these conversations are about good things, sometimes their upset about something that happened at school.
In the past, I may have butt in, interrupting them before they were finished. Now, after their done talking, I wait. I give them a few seconds and then begin with my advice or answer them. I no longer butt in but I give them the floor to express themselves.
What I’ve found is this…usually they aren’t done talking. There’s more to the story. And, when they are done talking, I can give my advice or opinion. This has opened up our communication between one another in such an AWESOME way! It’s a way of showing them that I do care about what they are saying to me.
What makes this simple technique so powerful is that it can be used with anyone. It can be used with family, friends, co-workers, clients and more. All you have to do is pause for a few seconds and give them the floor.
Where can you implement this technique? Comment back and let me know how it’s made an impact in your life.
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Laura Kelly-Pifer is a Self-Discovery CoachTM who strives to help others by giving hope and support to those that are dissatisfied with their current situation. Whether you are lacking physically, emotionally, financially, or nutritionally she is here to help you see REAL RESULTS!