When They Just Don’t Listen

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Sometimes trying to get others to do the things we know they need to do (because it’s their job or it’s for their own good) can be like beating our heads against a brick wall. We try telling, selling, and yelling but they just don’t listen.

They don’t because no one wants to be told what to do. Ever. Nor do they want to be shoulded or guilted into anything.

We need a way to move people so they don’t resist, so they do listen. And that way starts by affirming to them that we can’t make them do anything then asking them why they might do what we suggest. We simply help them find their own motivation. It’s in there.

 

In your corner,

Mike

PS: Of course, you don’t have to try this. But, why might you consider trying this approach just one time this week?

 

Today’s photo credit: Christian cc

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