Got filters? We all do

Every day, at work and at home, we take in multiple world and life experiences. Some are great and rewarding and some are not-so-nice (to put it mildly).

Why are some experiences not-so-nice?

We all have our own filter, agenda or emotional hot spot (the things that emotionally trigger us). How do they serve us? They add colours, flavours and labels to our experiences.

Here’s something to think about: in your daily interactions, which filter, agenda or emotional hot spots do you have in place? Are these filters clouding your relationships and your ability to be truly present and listen to people?

Our ability to listen is one of the most powerful tools we have at work and in life. If we don’t listen, we don’t know, we don’t understand, we don’t serve and we cannot help anyone but ourselves.

So the next time you’re with someone you care about – at work or at home – try to remove your filters and listen without adding your own colour and flavour to the words that are being spoken.

Where Corporate meets Wellness is being fully present in your relationships, listening to what is being said and not said, and consciously managing your personal filters.


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