In our ever-changing communication matchups, we need to be different in our situations or stories to be adaptable, otherwise…
Top 10 Reasons to Change Your Perspective About… Rejoice (a continuation of my feature, Positively Persistent… What a Concept!)
10. Not a pity party; volunteering, civic organizations, hobbies
8. Be adaptable
7. Be animated
6. Be proud
5. Show your muscles
4. Practice, practice and more practice
3. Lighten up; humor
2. No distractions, no interruptions, no matter what
1. “If you make a mistake, then you make a mistake.”
An example: To be frank, it is a bear that I acquired aphasia, a language disorder that affects my communications both verbal and written after my stroke. It’s a squirmy little bugger that twists and turns my words into a pretzel from time to time. The words in my brain and the words that come out sometimes could be completely different. Arrrggt…
But in the clear light, I realized, that I have to adapt; to change my perspective, in this case, my talent of my verbiage.
So, I remember when I was a salesman, I was very adaptable to asking the right questions constantly. Listening intently. Asking open-ended questions. Be empathetic yet empowering. Over time, I understood that these abilities trumped my occasional word finding each and every time. I just had to be limber.
Positively persistent is like a chameleon; changing colors to try various approaches. We all possess the capability of using our mind to go beyond the routine and stretch your imagination to be flexible. In any encounters, elastic is our middle name.