“Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.”
-Paul J. Meyer
Listen More N Speak Less
Ever catch yourself talking with somebody, and all you’re thinking of are the words you’re about to spit out of your mouth? You’re not even listening or giving a damn about what the other person is saying… Yeah me too, it’s kind of a jerk move to be honest…
I truly believe we can all agree that we get a little upset when we realize the person we are talking to isn’t even listening. The worst are the ones who are in love with themselves and always have a response that is subjected to just them.
People have this thing about them where it’s a “One-Up” kinda game, and maybe it’s just the nature of our beings. One interesting thing about it though, is that listening could potentially be significantly strong than the words you say. Give it a try!
When someone is babbling on about something, stay engaged with them but give it space. Try not to incorporate yourself into it personally. Allowing people to ramble on can build a strong personal connection and has the potential to get you further than just talking none sense.
Learn more about why listening matters here
Genuine friendships improve our quality of life. Unfortunately, friendships seem to die out as our world is constantly cluttered with new faces and places.
Although it is important to branch out and meet new people, consider backtracking and connecting with old friends. It’s hard to say bye to your closest friends but it’s even harder to reconnect with them — seeing as how we all have our own lives going on.
Something that has made this easier is our dear friend social media… It really isn’t that hard to find someone online if you really dig (All you stalkers know what I’m talking about).
What hurts the most, however, are when those friends you thought were the closest actually just connect with you to get something. There isn’t a doubt that we have all been on both sides of this spectrum.
Don’t be used, and don’t be a user because one way or another that stuff comes back to bite you in the ass.
Speaking of… here are 6 signs of a strong friendship
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