Okay, so as a motivational speaker, I have been known to exaggerate occasionally, but in this case it can be totally true.
Consider the time I was on a plane, flying along, when suddenly we hit some clear air turbulence that sent us violently bouncing around all over the place. I IMMEDIATELY looked to the flight attendant nearby. She had grabbed onto a setback to stabilize herself and the look on her face was just short of panic.
Why did I look to her? Because I wanted information. I wanted to know what was going on. I wanted to see in HER eyes whether or not I should be worried. And when I saw her fear, mine immediately accelerated.
Bottom line: If there is turbulence in your life right now, there are probably some people who need information. Consider:
- Your children. Financial difficulties? Marital discord? Talk to them, assuage their fears, make certain they know it is NOT them.
- Your employees. Business challenges? Layoffs? Restructuring? Keep them in the loop. If you have no news – tell them that you have no news, frequently.
- Your spouse or significant other. Are you stressed? Concerned about employment, money, your health? Get in communication and tell them what you need, how they can help and ask them what THEY need from you.
And remember. Talk often. STAY in communication. No news is DEFINITELY not good news.
From your very own personal motivational speaker, Linda Larsen, always looking for ways to communicate better