Read the Room

 

For the next few weeks, we're going to talk about communication.

These are lessons that I've learned as a sign language interpreter that I would love to share with you.

This can be used to communicate with...

  • co-workers
  • family
  • friends

Or you can apply it in any situation where you're going to have an important discussion or tough conversation.

The first technique I've learned is to read the room.

You can sense when you're walking into a situation and it's not great. You can feel the energy.

Even though you might be in a really good mood, keep this in mind when you approach the person. How are they feeling?

  • Are they stressed?
  • Are they scared?
  • Are they happy?

You can use this awareness to shape how you are going to approach the situation.

It's about energy. By tuning into the other person, you know how to begin the conversation.

Next week, we're going to talk about how to speak their language.

Do Not Make Assumptions

 

Here we go with week three of Don Miguel Ruiz's Four Agreements.

His third agreement is: Do Not Make Assumptions.

You may have heard the old saying...

When you assume, you make an "ass out of u and me."

As I've learned, we don't know what's going on in other people's lives.

We may think we do, but we really don't.

And they don't know what's going on with ours either.

So instead of assuming we know what's going on, let's ask questions. Let's get clarification.

You might be surprised.

Especially if they have a look on their face that tells us they're upset.

It probably has nothing to do with you. They just got something else going on.

So, this week let's practice Ruiz's third agreement and not make assumptions.

And if you're curious to read Don Miguel Ruiz's book, the full title is The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book)

I hope you have an amazing day!

 

What Is There for Me To Learn?

 

The theme for today is "What there is for me to learn today?"

Curiosity is a wonderful thing. Perhaps you've asked yourself...

"Why am I feeling this way?"

"Why is this happening?" 

And ultimately, "What is there for me to learn from this experience?"

These questions can lead us down the path of self-discovery.

It might be something really small – I need to give more eye contact.

Or big – I need to move to a different place because this is not what's serving me.

Meditate on this question today: "What can I learn today?"

Talk to Spirit and see what's out there for you to grow and create.

I hope you have an amazing day!

Sometimes Life Sucks

 

Sometimes life just sucks. It's inevitable. We have our ups and our downs. Today I want to teach you how to get over the hump of those down times so it won't affect you as much. Watch this video to learn more.

The first thing you need to do is realize that there is a lesson in this tough situation. Often it can take some time to realize what it is. If you can go into gratitude for the fact that you are about to learn something wonderful, then the situation will improve.

Also remember that everything is temporary. The saying, "This too shall pass." is important to remember.

So today, when you have something unexpected happen that is not so great, go into gratitude that a lesson is coming. Remind yourself that this too shall pass. This will help you get over that hump when things aren't going as you would like.

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