Responding to “burning” issues takes working “ears” and the ability to really hear the concern.
Basically, it’s an immediate stress reliever.
Well, our minds are filled with millions of thoughts jumping from one to another in nano seconds … constantly questioning, planning, solving problems.
Throw in the desire to learn something new and you have the instant need to find what you need to know fast in the easiest way, right?
When it comes to being a Mentor, I always ask “What do you want to know now”?
Or… “What “burning” question do you have right now about this or that?
In all the years I’ve been teaching and guiding people to achieve what they want, listening to their immediate concerns and addressing those is the best practice to begin each mentoring session with.
- it clears the mind
- calms the soul
- opens new possibilities
- answers the questions
- stimulates insights
- instills confidence to continue to learn because the “burning” issue has been mastered
Cultivate listening and you’ll learn so much about your clients and how you can immediately help them best.