Being curious goes hand-in-hand with listening. When someone is speaking to you, stop formulating your response! Instead, seek to fully understand the magnitude of their words. Summarize and repeat what you believe they have shared. Then, be silent. There is power in silence, and it can often draw out key information needed to make sound judgments and decisions. Too many professionals self-sabotage conversations by feeling the need to fill in the silent space. Get comfortable with quiet. Practicing curiosity has the power to shift your entire life. When practicing curiosity in personal and professional situations, you will find anxiety reduces, negativity is replaced with hopefulness and relationships in general will improve as confidence is raised.
Being curious is a truly a gift that you offer to yourself, and the trust gained by others is an additional bonus.
~ Autumn Leigh Chaulklin is a professional in the multi-family property management industry with 19 years of experience in leading top-performing teams. Follow her at www.facebook.com/
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