Tuning In To Your Conversations
Communication is vital to have any great relationship, but communication goes much deeper than words. We need to tune in also.
Tuning in is being able to see where the other person is coming from, and this has to do with perspective.
Perspective is allowing yourself to see conversations, decisions being made, an argument being raised, or any other situation from another's perspective.
To do this, you have to understand there can be two conversations going on when you communicate at the same time.
The first conversation is the words being said; the second conversation comes through in body language and tone.
For example, in a marriage, if your spouse is continually upset with you for not picking up your jeans, what are they trying to communicate to you?
I'll give you a hint…it has nothing to do with your jeans on the floor.
Whatever the subject is, your spouse is trying to communicate that you are doing something that disrespects them or makes them feel unimportant.
Something as small as jeans on the floor can show your spouse that you do not respect them. When you do something as little as picking up your jeans, you are modeling to your spouse that you see things from their perspective and that you love and respect them.
No matter where you are or who you are having a conversation with, look for ways to tune in, gain their perspective, and understand the deeper things they may be trying to communicate.
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