Be Here, Prepare to Be Nowhere Else.
The last time you spoke face-to-face with someone, were you looking at them, or were your eyes roaming the room in a sort of perpetual surveillance? During your last phone conversation, were you scanning your e-mail or watching TV? Being here sounds simple, yet with all the things that command your attention, your mind may be anywhere but here.
Sometimes the greatest gift we can give another is the purity of our attention. It takes effort. But when we focus on the here and now (rather than thinking about what our next reply is going to be, an upcoming parent-teacher conference, or what you're going to have for lunch) our conversations, our relationships, and our outcomes are far richer, more meaningful, and more productive.
This bundle includes three introductory activities to Fierce Conversations, as well as three activities that take roughly 20 minutes each to complete. Principle 3 explores the power of being present in a conversation and giving someone their full attention when together.