Stop! Collaborate and Listen in Conversation

I woke up with an idea of what to share today and was interrupted by the phrase, ” Stop, collaborate and listen… “.

What was the last time you stopped, collaborated with someone, and really listened to them? In my line of work, these are three foundational steps toward a relationship.

Stop, Collaborate, and Listen“If there was a problem, yo, I’ll solve it…”

Stop assuming you can help everyone. On a personal and business level, we as individuals can only do so much to help one another. Maybe you can or maybe you know someone who can. Don’t spread yourself too thin.

Collaborate to see what is the problem at hand. Sometimes it isn’t a problem on the service but a future opportunity.

Listen to what the other person is saying. I read somewhere we must ask the other person three questions before we hog the limelight. Three genuine, connected questions to help the other person build trust with you. Try it!


If you LIKE my business page on Facebook, you will see a common thing happening on Fridays I call a “Friday Focus”. The topic varies by what you suggest or what comes to mind. My goal is to help YOU, the reader, to take away something valuable than you may not have considered before. If you want to contribute to an upcoming Friday Focus, please leave me a comment and we can make it happen.

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