Children ask lots of questions, lots of why’s and can I’s. I recently noticed my son asking me a (can I) question, and before he got the first full word out, he interrupted himself to say, I know what you are going to say and walks away dejected and let down. I pressured him to tell me what he wanted and I used a new tactic, a new kind of No!
These three words; Yes, Maybe and No bring a fluctuation of emotion pre-question and post question, but you and I have the ability to empower others by how we respond to their needs.
As Leaders or Maximizers in our business we provide solutions not yet discovered or entertained and the better the solution the better chance of building lasting trust and open communication with our clients. As a parent I am tasked to provide a solution not yet discovered and empower my child on a consistent basis.
Why is this important? This is important in the process of moving relationships or business forward. Dialogue is key to communication and communication brings along with it trust. And people, love to do business with those they know , like and trust.
The new kind of No, I discovered that works well for me and there are others is , “ I have something better..” or ‘’I have a better idea” for me what I could see is that it validated my son and allowed me to be creative in how to meet his need /want by still setting boundaries as a parent.
Is this 100% proof, no way! But, I believe the word no by itself leaves out a pool of shared meaning that would allow for a lasting , deep, and rich relationship. And the effort could prove to be priceless for long term gain.
Be Creative this week,
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