A good listener is getting more difficult to find these days. Listening to those around you creates powerful bonds of trust. Active listening empowers those around you and demonstrates the value that you hold for them by honoring their contributions to a conversation. Have you ever been seated with a person who you feel is ready to leap into the conversation with their own self- proclaimed witty remarks and anecdotes? The often quoted personal development advice, which is still relevant today, states “God gave us one mouth and two ears.” Active listening inspires those around you to strive for success, continue to push through obstacles and they will have a caring generous friend to share the tale of their achievements. Now that’s a great compliment to your listening power! FirstHealth of Andover has brought you another video segment below, designed to create prosperous habits in your life and business.
The Power of Listening Propels Your Personal and Business Development
Leaders understand that your personal growth will fuel your business growth and development. Active listening is one of the greatest personal habits to develop, while simultaneously achieving successful measurable achievements in all phases of your life.
• Balanced Relationships: You will begin to notice when you are being listened to and achieve greater awareness and sensitivity toward listening to others. The result will be a self-sorting process of your business and personal relationships. You will recognize good listening, be drawn towards the people who practice this caring skill and find you are less eager to participate with those that practice selfish conversations. Watch your own life transform!
• Being Understood: The satisfaction of having your words, dreams and desires understood is immeasurable! Image that someone actually gets you. Image what it would feel like to have someone actively listen to your deepest thoughts, beliefs and ambitions, while giving you the body language signals combined with intent listening. You feel powerful and understood. Ready to go out into the world and achieve success on all levels of your life!
• Being Acknowledged: We are creatures of emotion and there is no higher compliment than to be acknowledged. We all like awards. Just look in someone’s home and office to find trophies or ribbons that date back to grade school. We place titles on business cards, office doors and even parking spaces. When you practice active listening, whether it’s for a business meeting, personal development or a chance conversation with a person in need, you will have given one of the greatest gifts of all. Listening to others creates a powerful moment for that person to be heard, understood and acknowledged. You will inspire this person to further greatness!
• Being Valued: Giving value to others through the power of active listening is the foundation for all leadership. Demonstrate your true understanding for leadership by valuing others with listening, understanding and acknowledgement. Leaders have learned the wisdom of listening and proving continual value to others lives. If you wish to generate support for a great idea or purpose, first unite those around you by providing value to their lives through active listening.
Leadership is a passion for me. I have dedicated my entire life to serve others through providing value to other’s lives in order for them to achieve their greatest potential. I hope you have found some insight in my thoughts. I welcome your own thoughts and comments to this blog post. I extend an invitation for you to connect with Firsthealth of Andover by liking us on our facebook page and going to our website www.firstHealthofandover.com. Here’s to your listening success!
Leadership Keynote and Trainer