What's Conscious Communication Got To Do with You?
Conscious Communication: bringing communication up from "auto-pilot" and reactive, to thoughtful, responsive, and above all, intentional.
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What's Conscious Communication
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One Root - a Million Dandelions
Conscious Communication has covered areas from the philosophical to nuts
and bolts communication practices. We’ve highlighted inroads to personal
development and more effective management and leadership. Why? All of
these areas rely on communication. Whatever we do to improve our
communication improves virtually every other area of our lives. The more
consciousness and awareness we bring to our communication, the more
conscious and aware we become as people. Again, you may ask why. Why is
think of every thought, feeling, action, and person as a puzzle piece,
linking and touching each other, what is in the space or the cracks
between them? Communication. Whether it’s the communication between your
senses and your brain, your emotions and your body, or your self and
your boss, information is being transmitted, received, and interpreted.
Communication is perhaps the most pervasive, omnipresent thing in your
life. I’ve often compared it to the
Dark Matter throughout
the Universe: an “invisible” medium between everything, touching
everything, and perhaps binding everything as well.
Starting with the most obvious area, Interpersonal Communication can
either facilitate relationships and projects or destroy them. Whether
with co-workers or family members, when we’re in auto-pilot, we say
things that we don’t mean, we try to impress rather than listen, we
speak from defensiveness rather than openness, and we can be completely
incongruous with our message vs. the tone of voice we use to deliver it.
Our unconsciousness further disables correcting these things, as we
don’t notice that we did them in the first place, and assume it’s the
other person’s problem.
* Being explicit,
we eliminate all the interpretations and
* When we pay
attention to Trigger Words, we increase our
* When we pay
attention to another person’s Tempo,
* The way you
motivate yourself (and others) can be
* Being conscious
that your Perceptions are not “The Truth,”
* Recognizing that
your Interpretation of Events is
* Being conscious
that both Survival Thinking and Success
Pay More Attention to Your Communication
That may almost sound flippant, but
the fact of the matter is we really don’t pay that much attention to our
communication. It’s one of the zillion things we’re doing all the time,
and to slow down and take the time to pay attention is just too much
trouble. Unfortunately, we all too often get the same results as the
Hare in the “Tortoise and the Hare” fable. In our haste, we misspeak,
misinterpret, trigger people, and generally make more work for ourselves
in the long run.
Want to learn more about how your communication can hold you back or catapult you forward? Come visit the web site, or better yet, contact me and see how we can design a program to fit your needs and desired outcomes.
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