Are your listening skills and reactions keeping you from getting “it” while in your daily world?

February 11, 2020

Are your listening skills and reactions keeping you from getting “it” while in your daily world?

We are all stimulated by certain graphics, voices, and situations. They could be from childhood or from the culture of your organization right now. But react we do… even before we know what is being introduced or said. We have internal stories and opinions that can allow profound listening attention or cause us to have negative reactions immediately. Reactions cannot be avoided, but they can be suppressed if they don’t create clarity and us being able to be attentive to the information we need.

What to do?  What to do? If you have certain politicians that create negative reactions, stop listening or watching them. Being negatively stimulated sets you up for the next interaction with people that is reactive; inattentive; opinion and story-driven; and does not allow you to be present to them. Some examples might be as simple as someone put mushrooms on your plate and you hate mushrooms. Now you hate the waiter, chef, dining place and the whole menu. It is a “set up” and a reaction to something that does not exist except on your plate and is stimulated by your stories or experiences.

The world energy and attitude right now are pretty negative so being “set up” is probably happening more than ever before to you. Find some nice people or a lovely chair, a side table with a hot beverage and breathe. Know your reactive limitations. You deserve to be clear, calm and experiencing less anxiety and stress.

May we help? 

Natalie R. Manor

Natalie R. Manor is a consultant, executive business coach, speaker, 5 time author and extraordinary facilitator.  Her consulting firm, Natalie Manor & Associates NMA, has attracted global success seeking clients and organizations for 30+ years.

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