Tip of the Week: Listening

When you are having a "talk" with someone important to you, remember to "listen" with your eyes.  A person's face can say a lot with just a grimace, a smile, a tear, a distant focus, an expression of boredom, a look of disdain, or by turning away.  If you are not watching, you can miss responses that provide immediate and important information.

Also, by listening to THEM you will learn whether or not they are listening to YOU.  If they are NOT listening to you, then continued "talking" is a waste of time and energy and probably sets yourself up for frustration.  Instead of getting angry, get smart and change tactics.  If getting angry IS your change of tactics, you may want to expand your options.  :-)