We all want to communicate better with our real estate clients and each other in life, right? Makes sense. There is one simple word to keep in mind in this department. But remember, first and foremost, we all are different, traveling down our unique paths in life with the people we've met, what we have experienced, our strengths and weaknesses, our personality, our likes and dislikes. We are UNIQUE, just like everyone else : ) So what is that one word that makes us the "Master Communicator?"
Start with people where they are at. Put out those waves of "You are OK." Believe me, for some people, they are putting out the waves of "You are not OK" right off the bat. That is intimidating if not condescending. Have you ever been with someone that comes across with the "You are OK" from the start? Guess what? This is why you are comfortable with them. Internally, we all know we are slightly to greatly different than others. We want to be appreciated for who we are.
Hello over there. I am Mr. Knucklehead, Mr. Jock, Mr. Geek, Miss Beautiful and Sensitive, Mrs. Full of fun. I want you to know the REAL me!! Not some mask I am wearing.
It is so often true in marriages as they stall and don't develop, the spouses as far as communication intimacy goes, can tell more to their girl friends, close friends and co-workers about what they are afraid of, their dreams and aspirations, their feelings, than their spouses. Why is this? Because intimacy has been lost, and some message of "You're not ok" as you are, is being sent out. Intimacy that goes along with acceptance first of all requires commitment. That means time, effort, understanding, and letting go of the need to control and manipulate. Acceptance is vital to extraordinary communication. It is "unconditional" acceptance. It is what we all need to be properly nurtured and fulfilled. It brings to us a satisfying and honest relationship.
Be patient with others with your acceptance of them. They may not have developed as far along as you have "YET."
Acceptance in the end brings what we all want out of life: JOY !!!