Becoming a Better Listener

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Holy crap, you guys.

I fall for the Today Show’s Facebook headlines in the morning when I’m drying my hair. (Yes, I read FB when I dry my hair.  I have a lot of hair.  It’s my distraction.  Don’t judge. I used to read legit books but it’s hard to turn the page and dry my hair at the same time.)

Anyway.

Yesterday I fell for “The 1 Thing You Can Do to Be More Likeable Instantly” which led me to a story on becoming a better listener.  (Not that I’m not likeable.  I’m totally likeable.  Except for the people I don’t like.  But that’s that not that many people.)

I’m a bad interrupter.  Shit – I’ve even interrupted my damn self twice already and I’m not even up to 150 words here yet.

I know this about myself and I’m trying to be better.  But I just get so excited when people are talking and need to help them finish their sentences.  I can’t help it!  I get excited!  I feel bad every time I do it!  Which is like 400 times a day so that’s a lot of feeling bad.

So for the next few weeks, I’m going to do my best to shut it.  Listen to understand.  Listen to learn more, not necessarily respond.  And listen to connect.

Who’s (And do you have any advice?? Damn I did it again.) with me?

1 comments on “Becoming a Better Listener”

  1. 1. I read that same article and I’m pretty sure I have some work to do too.
    2. I just LOVE your writing style. It makes me laugh every.time.

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