FIRST TRY – DON’T ASSUME (Day 3 of 7)
(Need to start at the beginningDay 1)

Let’s take the day and monitor our thoughts and responses.

Seek first to understand, then to be understood. Stephen R Covey

Are we speaking/acting based on an assumption, or have we asked for enough information to speak/act on fact?

If you get a confused look from someone, stop and ask if you’ve misunderstood the situation. And it’s never a bad plan to ask if your words have been clear and understandable.

confused conversation

I’m also going to try to look at people as ever-changing folks. Who are they today? What do I need to ask to stay current with them?

One of the questions that Paul asks me from time to time is, “What do you need from me today (or this week)?” It opens up the opportunity for us both to talk about what’s going on in our lives.

 

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