Distracted people don’t impact others — at least not positively. It’s time to put distractions aside and be present. Here’s why:
We’re affected by our interactions with others — for good or bad. When we intentionally choose to uphold our values, those interactions are much more likely to be positive. Here’s why:
We usually know if someone is being genuine or not. If they’re not, we dismiss them, giving little value to what they say and do. If they are, they hold the potential to dramatically impact our lives.
Our interactions with people cause us to think about the world differently. When these interactions cause us to change our lives, that’s a moment of impact. Here’s how to recognise them in everyday life:
We all could pick at least one behaviour we’d change — especially in someone else. So, what would it be? And how would you influence that change? Don’t assume you know why people do what they do. There are more sources of influence than you may realise. Once we recognise our influences, we find change that lasts.
We stink at influencing ourselves. When we say influence — or the power to change — we define it as the ability to change our own behaviour or the behaviour of others. That’s a powerful concept if we can really grasp it. So, how do we change ourselves — and why aren’t we better at it?
“It’s not what you said, it’s how you said it!” Sometimes, our words fail to communicate our true intentions, and when people detect negative intentions (rightly or wrongly), they don’t feel safe. To have healthy dialogue, we need to create safety. Here are 4 skills that make safety a reality:
Several years ago, I started wondering about a coworker of mine. I wondered if maybe she just preferred to lie, rather than tell me the truth. I’d ask her to do…