I got a new deck in the post today which I have been waiting for for a long time. The Pandemic shut our borders for a month or so here and then, ever since, things have been slow. I was so excited to receive it, I couldn’t wait to share, so I decided to let you participate in my first perusal.
This reading is a two-card pull exploring how to improve at work.
The cards that came up were Listening and Bravery; one a good reminder and the other a gentle nudge.
Listening is important in all areas of life, but especially so in business. Regardless of what you do, if you are good at listening, people will be more likely to respond well and invest, either with their time and energy or with their commitment and cash. Listening isn’t just about showing up with a bum on the seat though; it’s about shutting your mouth (and even, metaphorically, your eyes) and really opening your ears. It’s about being 100% present with no other agenda. If we listen like we really care and are silent and simply hold space, the gift we give to that other person is tremendous. We all know from experience what it feels like to be really listened to and heard, to be given the space and the time to just speak. We know too what the other extreme feels like, when the person we are attempting to connect with is distracted and doing other things. One gives us energy and joy, comfort and communion. The other empties us out, filling us with frustration, igniting our anger, causing us to weep. One is a gift. The other a theft. Practice how to show up. Be mindful of the quality of your listening. Look to improve upon it wherever you can. Perhaps, too, go back and apologise to those you may have failed to properly serve.
Bravery, although not vital, is pretty important too, especially when it comes to supporting our business and/or our career and especially when we are really trying to grow. Without bravery we cannot learn new things, explore novel avenues, put ourselves out there. Without bravery we cannot make that phone call, write that email, post that blog, mail that newsletter, upload that video, follow up with that prospect, take that course, go on that business trip, attend that interview, present in that meeting, team up with that employee, approach that marketing company or publisher, etc… Bravery pushes us out of our comfort zone, forcing us to grow. And while bravery requires our vulnerability and surrender, it also promises to gift us generously if we are open to exploring the places it requires us to go.
The deck used is the Affirmators! at Work deck by Suzi Barrett. You can find out more about it here.
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