When most people think about communication, they think about talking.
But effective communication isn't just about words; it's about listening, connection, and influence!
Believe it or not, better communication doesn't start with talking, it actually starts with active listening.
Active listening is truly engaging with the speaker, asking clarifying questions, and showing that you value their perspective. Too many times people are more focused on what they want to say that they don't bring anything that the other person says into the response and they also provide little to no value.
The fact is, you will never be an influential communicator or leader if you don't stop and take the time to listen. Why? Because when people feel heard, they are more likely to be open to what you have to say––to be influenced.
Being an active listener is the foundation for communicating in an influential way, but it takes more than that. Keep reading to see more skills you can...
As we head into 2024, I am excited to share that I will have hit a big milestone: a decade of coaching!
It has been an amazing (almost) decade of coaching high-performance business owners and leaders.
I have affirmed that I will continue to coach on the power of high-performance habits: clarity, productivity, energy, courage, and influence. But I also learned that one of the biggest patterns I see is that my clients have learned how to master habits and they are successful people, BUT they still need support to wake up to their life!
Maybe you've felt that way, too.
You are pursuing clarity, increasing your productivity, and experiencing higher levels of energy through exercise and nutrition, but you're not able to really reap the benefits of a fully awake life because you're just on autopilot.
The beauty of habits is...