When did you last give someone a good listening to?

Yesterday my to-do list went out the window.  I’d planned the things I was going to get done by the close of play and I achieved less than half.  Normally that would be seen to be a failure by many but I’ve been reflecting on it today and I think it was a huge success.

You see in the morning I’d been training at one of our local charities.  At the end of the session I gave some feedback to one of the attendees and didn’t leave until 2 hrs later.  You see my feedback led to a fascinating conversation as I was with an incredibly interesting gentleman and in that time I got to learn so much about him.  As he said “it’s great when you get to make a real connection with someone”.

Then in the evening Mike came home from work and the normal catch-up about his day led to him telling me about various projects at work and all sorts of new ideas that may or may not be implemented.  The content was interesting but what was most important was that he had someone to listen to him.

Again by the time we were done we knew we’d spent some time really connecting, not just trading information over the tv or while browsing the internet.

You know what….it really is the best way I could spend my time.  The tasks on my list….well they’ll get done sooner or later 😉





About Clare Wildman

Life coaching from Lincolnshire. Having moved from Milton Keynes I'm now based between Boston and New York, in the UK. Looking forward to welcoming clients to the new coaching room and having the option for walking as we talk or taking advantage of sunny days in the garden.