Larsen’s Words That ALMOST Worked: “Thank You For Seeing…”

OK.  These could be very great words, but let’s dig a little deeper and make CERTAIN we know what we are going to follow those words with.  Consider this situation that happened not too long ago while John (the Weather Muffin) and I were driving somewhere.

I asked him to do “x”.  He said that it was really important to him to do “y”.  After a little discussion, I said, “OK. Let’s do it your way.”

He then responded, “Thank you for seeing how trivial your request was.”

I didn’t have a chance for the guffaw that was about to leap from my lips to be heard, because it was as if the communication gods IMMEDIATELY hit him over the head!  The second the words left his mouth, he instantly laughed and said, “Well, that didn’t sound right.  I think what I meant to say was, ‘thank you for seeing how important this is for me.’”

Goooooood  Weather Muffin.  Reeeeeeeally good.

From your motivational speaker, Linda Larsen, with whom it must be very challenging to live sometimes…


Motivational Speaker Linda Larsen, CSP has been described by meeting planners and audiences as "hysterically funny," and "riveting." Known for her ability to connect on an authentic and emotional level with audiences, her spontaneous sense of humor, and her engaging and powerful stories, Linda is passionate about sharing ideas to help people live their finest, best, and most productive lives. Her riveting and true story of being kidnapped and held hostage at gunpoint by an escaped convict, and the strategies she used to escape, will give people the tools THEY need to rise above any of life's toughest challenges, to communicate more effectively with THEIR difficult person, and to find creative solutions to THEIR problems. To book motivational speaker, Linda Larsen: 941-927-4700

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  1. Aw. Sweet Weather Muffin – bless his heart – he certainly did almost step in it. Nice save.

    I really love it (insert sarcasm here) when I get ticked off at something Bill said about me, and he says,”I’m sorry your feelings are hurt.”  I want him to say, “I’m sorry what I did hurt your feelings.” When he says it the first way, all he’s doing is saying that he’s sorry I’m mad.

  2. Is there a motivational speaker audience out there for “Couple’s Therapy”?  You and the the Weather Muffin have sure worked out an amazing communicative relationship.  Not many couples are so aware.  Good work, Linda!!

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