Listen First

Sep 30, 2022
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When others are talking, we’re often chomping at the bit to add our two cents, give our perspectives, and speak our minds.

But keeping your thoughts and opinions to yourself until everyone else has spoken does two powerful things.

First, it allows others to fulfill their need to be heard.

But it also gives you get the benefit of hearing their thoughts and opinions before you render yours.

While others are speaking, you don’t have to let on what your opinions are. You don’t need to nod yes in agreement or frown in disagreement.

Sit still. Poker-faced.

Ask your questions.

Collect your information.

You’ll get your turn.


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