How Good of a Listener Are You?

Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert

February is considered the month of love and National Heart Healthy month. Speaking from the heart (hopefully a healthy one), it’s important to let the people in your life know that you are listening to what they say and hearing what they mean.

Here are ten things people generally love to hear, or questions they like to be asked – IF they are genuine and from the heart. (I thought these were worth repeating from a previous blog)

—I was thinking about you

—What do you think?

—I’m curious about ____, tell me more.

—I’m proud of you! 

—I miss you.

—I am praying for you.

—I really admire _____ about you. 

—I saw this _________ and it reminded me of you.

—Last time we talked you said ________, how’s that going?

—Thanks for being a special friend to me.

Affirmation: I listen.

Coaching question: What will help you think less about what people are thinking about you and more about expressing what you think about others?

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