Today we’re going to practice a very simple technique, that will be the hardest to master yet most powerful technique you will ever use.
Today you learn to listen. I teach active listening on the very first day of Hypnosis Training because the secret to being a great hypnotist is being a good listener. Listening, like scratch baking, is a lost art. Actually, being a good listener is at the top of the list for most job requirements.
I thoroughly believe most of the emotional and mental problems in our country would be solved if people only learned to listen to each other.
So tomorrow, here is what I want you to do: Whenever someone speaks to you, repeat what they say back to them. If they correct you, you misheard. Repeat it again. Not in an irritating fashion, but in a way that let’s them know they’ve been heard.
One of the biggest gifts I ever received was that two friends told me I was a terrible listener. This happened back in 1994. I was devastated at the time. But, once I got over the shock and realized they were right, I decided to change. My whole life changed as a result of that decision.
Try it. And let me know what happens.