Have you ever said something and it was interpreted completely different than what you meant? How about something that you interpreted wrong? Instead of getting frustrated and wondering why people don’t “get” you, dig in deeper and try to find out what is creating the gap between what is being said and what is being heard?
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Do you notice when you are searching for a new car, that make and model suddenly shows up everywhere? Your brain uses filters to sort through the massive amount of data surrounding us every day. These filters can have a huge impact on our communication because we are all looking to filter and sort information based on what our personal needs are and what we are seeking. If you’re looking to make changes in your job, friends, and find new successes, then your filters need to change too.
Do you ever find yourself listening with the intent to respond, instead of just listening with the intent to just listen? When you hold onto a response, your brain is so busy remembering it, you can’t comprehend what is being said. Check yourself to discover when you’re hanging on to responses instead of listening to the present conversation. Be aware of when you’re getting in your own way.
Where are your personal filters impacting you from receiving good objective info? How are you feeling? Are you preoccupied when communicating? Are your personal emotions causing a negative impact in your listening or the way you receive information? Are you listening with the intent to listen only?
What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
- How to find the communication gap.
- How to set your brain filters.
- How to improve your communication skills.
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