It has been a while since I last posted... I have been out looking for myself... I'm BACK!!!
Last week I started being the business expert on the The EMG Radio Show - a talk-show that discusses arts and entertainment, business, community, health, policies and more. The show is broadcasted on 91.5 The Rebel - HD2, KUNV Las Vegas, The Broadcast Service of UNLV. Listen on Mondays from 4 - 6 p.m.
Last week I started talking about Handling Difficult People... which lead us to the topic of listening...
The homework was:
Identify those things that you think might be going on for you when you are attempting to listen:
I’m judging the speaker.
I’m judging myself.
I’m thinking of how I should respond.
I’m trying to make a good impression.
I’m fixated on forcing a particular outcome.
I’m on the defensive.
I’m making the speaker wrong.
I’m making myself wrong.
I’m gaining evidence for how I’m right.
I’m busy trying to protect myself.
I’m trying to control the conversation to go a certain way.
I’m trying to fix a perceived problem.
Ask yourself several times a day, “What is going on within me when I am listening to others?