Have you ever stepped in your car, driven it somewhere, and arrived at your destination, only to realize you have no memory of the trip in between?
When you stop and think about that, navigating a car through traffic is a complex task. Yet, you drove it without having consciously thought about how you did it.
It’s even scarier when you realize we operate most of our lives at a subconscious level, doing such activities as brushing our teeth, getting dressed, cooking a meal, even typing on our computers without conscious thought. In fact, it’s possible our subconscious minds automatically run 99% of our lives.
What’s Running Our Relationships?
That means the mind is also capable of interacting with others in a totally automatic mode—that is, without conscious intention.
Does that describe what you do?
If so, it’s time for a significant shift and experience the difference you feel when you communicate and connect with full conscious intention. Whether it’s person to person or in writing, you’ll quickly see how your relationships can benefit. They’ll be more enjoyable, more productive, and more satisfying.
Turn Subconscious Habits into Conscious Ones
How can you apply the principles of communicating and connecting with conscious attention? An educational nonprofit organization is committed to helping people do exactly that. Called Tell Me A Good Story, it encourages people to have more quality, face-to-face interactions—using conscious intention every time.
Based in Tucson, Arizona, this organization offers presentations and classes teaching simple-to-learn concepts that are easy to remember and work anytime, anywhere, with anyone. People use practical tools to improve their relationships with parents, grandparents, family, friends, coworkers, customers, employees, volunteers, vendors, and students.
Since Tell Me A Good Story was founded in 2012, hundreds of people from service groups, schools, associations, and more have benefited from these classes. As a participant from Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce said, “I learned how the story of our business is not just the words we use, but how we look and act, whether we are attentive and courteous, and whether we listen, understand and respond to the customer’s story.”
Chances are he’s improved his business relationships, his personal life, and his driving skills as a result!
Hawkeye Richardson is the author of Communicating and Connecting with FULL INTENTION. He’s available to make a presentation to your group on a donation basis. Contact him at (520) 975-2904 to start the conversation.