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Tribeless Topics: The Art of Listening

Updated: Dec 29, 2018

Hey, Fellow Tribeless!

What's on your mind today? I've been practicing silence and Listening.

The most important aspect of effective communication is Listening, but it's an Art that many of us disregard because, well, we like to talk, we like to be heard. And yes, even I sometimes forget to close my mouth and open my ears!

So, every once in a while I like to play a game. It's an incredibly FUN and easy game that can be played anywhere, anytime. The reward for playing is uncovering buried treasures!

To play, all you have to do is NOT talk, even when you want to join in a conversation. DON'T. Close your mouth, allow your thought to pass through your mind, and then focus your attention on what the other people are saying. Watch their body movements, their facial expressions, listen to the pitch changes in their voice. Are they excited? Upset? Are they chuckling simply for effect or really, truly belly laughing?

When you focus your mind on all these little nuanced goodies, you find so many golden nuggets of wisdom, insight, and understanding, not just of the people you're listening to but also of people in general. And it reminds you that Good Things are always hidden in the Silence.

So, what are you gonna hear today? What golden nuggets will you unearth? I'd love to listen to your story!

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