Connection is all about communication.
Verbal, non-verbal and body.
Listening is a critical part of language.
So ask yourself right now:
- Have I learned how to listen?
- Have I ever taken a class, read a book, showed up to learn from a teacher, teaching about how to listen?
I also recommend getting and reading and using Julian Treasure’s How To Be Heard. As a sound expert, his real-life quest to learn and understand sound and how we engage with it, including listening, is powerful. And useful. And helpful to us all.
If you’ve never read, taken a course, or been in a class on listening, put that on your must-do list for this year – in fact, shorten it up: commit to doing so in Q1 of this shiny new decade.
Listening is connecting.
Do you really know how to listen?