Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person they are almost indistinguishable.
Attrib. David Augsburger
When was the last time you felt heard – truly and deeply heard?
When someone listened intently, didn’t glance at their phone, didn’t try to solve your challenge or one-up your story. Just honestly, actively listened to what you said.
Has it been a while?
Has it been a while since you’ve helped someone else truly feel heard, too?
This week, listen deeply.
Whether it’s a one-on-one with a team member, a breakfast chat with your teenager, or a call with a client, practice the art of active listening.
Look them in the eye.
Give them your full attention, sharing back with them what you heard them say.
They will likely leave the conversation feeling cared for and important.
You likely will, too!
Christi Hegstad, PhD, PCC, is the Practical + Purposeful Coach for Achievers! Join our email community for weekly coaching tips, free resources, book recommendations, and more!