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Re: Blurting Things Out!

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Rick Green – Founder of TotallyADD
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This is the story of my life. Blurting things out. And interrupting.

Part of it is not listening, I think. That’s always a challenge for me.

Cause I figure what I have to say is so interesting. (BLUSH)

I’m so eager to get my thoughts in, my brilliant ideas, that I cut people off.

The blurting things out loud is not nearly as bad as it used to be. Of course for me, it was making a joke at the wrong time. Often cause I was uncomfortable and needed to break the tension. Oh man, did that backfire now and then. Funerals and wedding were the worst.

At Christmas time there are five or six of us, all the guys in the family, who get going and after a while the women are in the other room having an actual conversation about things. And missing out on our brilliant torrent of ideas. Hmm. And yet they don’t seem upset.

The solution for me is to just take a deep breath and actually focus on listening. On asking questions.

If I keep doing that, I’m golden.