“Don’t try to be interesting, be interested.” -Rich Sheubrooks
I think this is such a strong, powerful phrase to think about. How many times in the middle of a conversation are we immediately thinking about what we are going to say next? Are we listening so that we can form a response or are we listening to learn about the other person- to truly be engaged with what they are saying? There are people who have the ability to deeply connect with other individuals- make them feel important and special- many of them are some of the best leaders, parents, coaches, and teachers I know.
Ask someone about who they are today or what they have going on, and when you do it, don’t wait for your turn to respond- just listen- be INTERESTED, don’t try to be INTERESTING!