Oh and another thing …

Just one last thing tonight.  You know when you are talking with a friend and you just can’t put your finger on what’s not right.  Then as you are about to leave the banks suddenly break and they tell you exactly what it is that is concerning them.  However if you hadn’t picked up that intuition you would not have been paying special attention to everything about them, they would not have sensed that you were receptive and would have continued to stew in silence.

My ex-boss at a publishing company once picked up the biggest deal we had because of a chance throw away remark from a potential editor as he was walking out of the door.

When engaged in conversations at work and with friends, in fact everywhere, listen right until the end, pay attention until you are out the door.  The more you listen the more you’ll hear and the more you’ll learn and grow.

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