By Jennifer Austin Leigh, Mark Brady

ISBN-10: 0976889803

ISBN-13: 9780976889809

A bit publication of Listening Skills:52 crucial practices for profoundly loving your self and people is a ebook that teaches readers tips to pay attention with ears and hearts and to rework their lives and the lives of others.

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What three things do you need to do in order to be more mindful of age, race and gender? 50 37. Break the “I” habit Many years ago, before privacy laws were enacted, the New York Telephone Company listened in on phone conversations as a part of a research project to discover the most frequently used words in conversations. The number one word was “I”. Most of us don’t realise how much of our daily talk is about ourselves. It’s a habit we began as children – one we’ve never found the need to change.

Here are a few good reasons to break the habit: the word “I“ stifles true dialogue as well as the opportunity to learn anything new about the person you are in a conversation with, or a subject that they may know something about that you don’t. “I” stifles creative partnerships, teamwork and discovering new ways to fulfil others’ needs. When we ask more questions about others, and discuss with them the content of their conversation using the word “you” (as long as we are not bossing or blaming), a new world opens up.

8) with them, letting them hear the same story as if hearing it for the first time. How exactly does someone go about cultivating patience? With practise and a clear understanding of the benefits that patience offers to oneself and others. And by knowing and understanding that others need to tell their stories to someone who cares, and that there is a freeing, healing value inherent in such telling. Practise: Experiment with three things that might work to help you be more patient with yourself and those around you.

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