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A communications gap allows negative thoughts and feelings to get a foothold. This is how you close that gap.
Caring for another also means sharing responsibility for causing pain and suffering. Are you able to care?
So, how much do you CARE about the person on the other side of the conversation?
Conversations with others serve as a potential for change. Communication is a conduit and a way to solve problems.
Change the way I do things? Well, maybe.
We need a roadmap for good communication. This is how you get one.
Ouch, that hurts. How good are you at the spoken word?
Communication should be pleasing and uplifting. It's not always that way, is it?
Negative words produce guilt and shame. Has that ever happened to you?
A strong bond avoids the potential for conflict. So, how can we make that happen?
Did you know that bonding is nurtured by communications? How good are you at making it happen?
How strong the bond is, the better the ability to communicate.
A good conversation is - patience, a clear mind, and a calm spirit. Are you good at that?
Emotions push our voice out of bounds. So how are you at staying in-bounds during a conversation?
So, how often do you deliver a compliment? Is it often enough?
They may be the right words, as you hear them, but how are they being heard?
Don't assume that your words say the same thing to every person.
Silence, is that a non-verbal clue that you agree with the other person?
It's a difficult conversation. How do you maintain your integrity?
Disagreements are perfectly normal, but do you follow the rules?
Agree with everybody and everything said? That's a tough call, but the way we approach a conversation can mean the difference between a good outcome and a conversation breakdown.
A gatekeeper is an overseer of what is about to be said. Too often, we all tend to check with the gatekeeper before we launch into a conversation. Not a great idea.
We have an internal gatekeeper inside of us, we all do. But sometimes we forget to call on that gatekeeper for wisdom and understanding. And we end up on the wrong side of a conversation. Have you ever been there?
Understanding when and how to speak effectively isn't always easy. If we're not receptive, we really can't begin a conversation.
You are either trustworthy or unreliable. The way you communicate tells your story. So, do your words represent the highest human values?
So, how's the conversation with the person closest to you going? Has it gone from being honest and truthful, to misinformation and a superficial level?
Our values influence how we perceive the world and our place in it. They also affect the way we communicate. How healthy are your values?
Sometimes listening to the truth is tough, because we want to hear what we believe. It's not always easy, but it's necessary to communicate.
We hear what we want to hear, not what we always need to hear. If you haven't fully listened to the other person, stop, and ask them to say it again.
Have you ever had to stop yourself before speaking, because you hadn't taken the time to listen? Yeah, me too.