As a coach, counselor, and facilitator I’m expected to listen. I even get paid to listen.

Yet in the last 24 hours I know I have:

  • Interrupted (because I forgot the other person was actually talking).
  • Finished someone else’s sentence (and got it wrong).
  • Told my story (that their story brought to mind) before they finished theirs.
  • And more…

It’s embarrassing. As soon as I think I’ve got this listening thing down, it scampers off.

Step One: Admit that my listening has become unmanageable and…well, you know the rest.

That is the good news.  My depth of denial has diminished. So, I’m glad for the sad when I miss the message.  Plus, I get less mad at myself and others about all this.

What? Did you say something?

Truly, I want to listen.  Please write me about your listening journey if you dare. Email to [email protected] (my other email is in the shop!).