Show Up, Relax, Listen

November 11th, 2013 — 6:00am

Sometimes when I want to help someone I try hard to offer an insightful solution to the problem they are facing.

I’m learning I make a bigger difference when I do these three things instead:

Show Up: Just be there. Be physically and emotionally present.

Relax: Fear is contagious. So is relaxed confidence.

Listen: Openly, patiently, listen.

These are simple, they are not easy, and sometimes, they are all it takes.