When we give to others, our compensation is felt within, this does not always have to be a monetary giving, it can be done in many ways, the one thing that most people love to receive is your time, and I know for many this can in a way be a very expensive way of giving, our time is precious and is something we would always like to have more of, however that short time we can dedicate to others can mean the world to them, it can be a life line.
The ability to listen is one of the greatest gifts we can have, when we listen we can learn so much, and this can later be used within our daily life, whether it be within the family unit or even in your work place, when you listen and retain what you have heard, it may be worth much more than money can be, so we have been compensated in a different way, when you use it within your work place, it could also mean money and possible very beneficial. When you connect with someone and remember the name, an event they have explained or a situation (illness, family, etc.,) you connect with them in a way that they will relax and be much more receptive to your working proposition, and they in turn will listen to you,which in your working daily activities is what you want, this also applies to everyone in your work place, not just a client, what we normally give out is what we receive back, Don’t forget, there is always the acception to the rule !! but don’t be put of by this, you know who you are and that is the most important thing to remember, some of us are just born givers, the ability to help others in any walk of life is always very rewarding, to know that you have contributed to some one else’s happiness and well being is a great feeling.
When we deal with people from all walks in life, different cultures, different countries and different social status, we all have one thing in common, to be noticed and to be listened to no matter what we have to say, it is important to them and should be to us, when we speak we like to think that the other person is listening, even if you have heard it a thousand times !!!! As you go through your day and have various dealings with different people, try to put yourself in their situation and give to them what you would like done to you.. Give and you will receive.
Brooke Universal Life Coach