The world has changed a lot since the days when we were taught to distrust our intuition.
We were taught that when you don’t understand something, it means something is wrong with you.
When you are in a meeting, it’s okay to be frustrated.
When we don’t like something, we tend to react negatively.
We’re conditioned to believe that when we disagree with something, something is not right.
So when we are in front of a coworker or in a room full of colleagues, we are going to try to make our feelings known and get to the bottom of the problem.
This is a good and healthy way to learn to think and communicate.
But what about when you’re in the middle of a meeting or a project?
It’s time to learn what you need to know to trust what you are seeing.
For me, this is a lot easier to do when I’m at the desk or on the floor.
When I’m on a project, it is even easier.
When in the room, I have a good reason to listen and make eye contact.
So how do I do this?
In the first place, I’ll want to be able to say to myself, “I’m not going to be distracted.”
If I am on a meeting with someone and they start talking, I will want to stop them and start the conversation.
This will be very important.
I also want to know that I am not going crazy.
When people talk to me about something, I want to ask questions.
What did they mean by that?
Why did they say that?
What are they saying that’s not clear?
Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
When I am in the process of reading someone’s report, I’m looking for information that could be useful.
I want people to know what I’m reading so that I can make my next move.
So I want that person to be asking questions.
I’m going to keep talking to them about the problem that I’m working on.
I don’t want to interrupt them or interrupt the project.
And then, I am going to make eye-contact and say, “What’s up?”
When I say, I don.
They don’t need to hear me interrupt them.
I am just doing my job.
If they’re asking me a question that I don