Not everyone needs agreement.
Not everyone needs your opinion about something.
Sometimes, what people need is for you to just sit there and listen, hold space for them to speak what’s on their mind.
After asked what you think about the subject you can always answer, “I’m not sure yet. I need to think about it.”
“ Yes but what you think about it?”
“I’m not sure yet. I know what you’re telling me and I don’t know the other side.”
Sometimes people want to co-conspirator in their drama and it doesn’t have to be you
. Just sit there and listen.
Hold space for them to talk.
You have your own life to live.
You don’t have to add theirs on top of yours.
Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2020
ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1700 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.
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