Sometimes I have my own agenda. Okay, a lot of the time.
Because of that tendency, I’ve also been training myself (for a few years) to get out of my own way. Especially when working with other people.
A client has issues with a book she’s writing. I need to listen and ask more questions than provide sage-like answers.
A client has a new plan for her business model. I need to do the same.
A team member has problems with another team member. I need to do the same.
A team member has problems with me. I need to do the same.
My wife has problems with me. I definitely had better do the same.
Genuinely seek to understand.
Open up your agenda to questions and conversation.
This advice I give to myself – part of my Get Out of Your Way Self-Training – regularly. With any luck, it sticks when it counts.
The wonder of it all is that in most cases something greater – an idea, a project, the moment – than whatever distresses one person binds us.
What were your day’s three highlights? Share them below – and let us know where you’re writing from.
See you in the woods,
The 3 Highlights Guy