I saw this tweet from my good friend Jason Lauritsen.
— Jason Lauritsen (@JasonLauritsen) June 4, 2013
Nine steps? This seems excessive. You can build a Stradivarius in eight steps. I responded accordingly.
— Laurie Ruettimann (@lruettimann) June 4, 2013
I’ve never had a communication problem in life — or at work — that was improved in nine steps. I think there are two steps.
- Shut up.
And if things are broken and not just in need of improvement, there is a third step:
3. Continue to shut up and listen.
(Nothing good comes from talking in the heat of the moment.)
So go check out the article and tell me what you think. I am not a workforce psychologist or an advice guru; however, I am pretty sure you don’t need nine steps to raise a child, let alone improve two-way communication with people in your life.
You just need to STFU and listen to me, baby. That’s all you gotta do.