HOW TO GET PEOPLE TO LISTEN (WITHOUT BEING PUSHY)
“Well, you know what, I didn’t help that pregnant woman take her luggage off the plane. She should have known better than to overstuff her bag and expect someone else to carry it for her at the airport.”
I’m not sure if I was sensitive because it was coming from a man or because I know what it feels like to be a pregnant woman. A lot of it had to do with the lack of compassion for our fellow human beings. And the stark realization how often we judge people without knowing the full story.
Usually, when I hear statements I grossly disagree with knowing that the person has no inclination to change their opinion, I stay quiet, silently shake my head and pray for their clearer thinking.
But this time I unexpectedly EXPLODED with fury!
“I don’t know why you are making such a big deal about someone else’s choice. That’s fine if you didn’t want to help her out. There is someone else out there who will show more compassion and help her out.” The minute I said it I could feel my heart racing, face turn hot, steam was probably coming out of my ears and everyone at the dinner table stopped in their track.
Why did the always mindful, peace-loving, Kumbaya singing, let’s all just love each other Tejal erupt in a fiery anger?
I replayed that moment over and over again. “Why did this trigger my buttons? Could I have reacted differently? Would it been better to stay quiet?”
As a spiritual teacher, there is a level of self-analysis that goes into fixing your actions once you have acted out of character to your soul.
Sometimes it’s better to stay silent, and sometimes we have to use our voice. In a proper, persuasive and peaceful way.
Over months of pondering, I came to this wisdom of how to persuade others of your viewpoint, without being over-opinionated, blunt or with the energy to reform or reprimand others.
If you struggle with persuading others to see your point, without being pushy, this TejalTV episode is for you.
You’ll learn the art of persuasion so that you can get your spouse, child, friend or parent to see your point of view, without being blunt, brash or bitchy.
After you’ve watched the video, I want to hear from you.
What are some tips and techniques you use to share your opinion in a respectful and non-attacking way? Share your wisdom with us below by sharing them in the comments.
Use your voice to speak soul to soul not ego to ego. This is the key to having transformative breakthroughs and more persuasive conversations.
Rock your voice mama!
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