Lean back to listen and learn

How often have we heard the importance of leaning in? Perhaps there is a different way. We all know the positive impacts of making time to pause and reflect.

As you begin this week consider leaning back to listen and learn. This will create space for you to pause and listen to hear.

We have all been in meetings or social events where one or two people dominate the conversation. Their thoughts may take over the conversation and reduce the ability to connect. The loudest person in the room is not always the one with the best ideas. I do believe there is a different way.

When we lean back, instead of leaning in, we listen and see things with new eyes and create space to pause and reflect.

In the book The Pause Principle – Step Back to Lean Forward, written by Kevin Cashman, he encourages us to look at a variety of different ways to pause to listen to understand. This opens new windows for us to question our own thinking, ask thought provoking questions and engage in conversations in new ways to empower others.

As you begin your week consider ways to lean back to create space for reflection.

Creating space to pause and reflect is an investment in ourselves and a key component to making self care a priority.

Capturing space for thinking time, supports us to respond rather than react and opens windows that propel us forward.

Wishing you a beautiful week.

Be kind. Be patient.  Be nourished in all you do.

At The Nourished Executive we coach business professionals and share strategies to invest in wellbeing, manage stress and prevent burnout. Our founder, Sharon K. Summerfield,  is a holistic nutritionist and certified breath coach, with an extensive business background.  We have a strong commitment to giving back, investing in local community creating space for all students to consider careers in construction, science, technology, engineering and math

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