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What's the most valuable gift you can give this year?

I love Christmas, spending time with friends and family; taking some well deserved time out to relax and rewind, as well as enjoying the festivities.

We all naturally have our own Christmas wish lists, but don’t forget what is it that you can give as a present?

What do you think is the most valuable gift you could give this Christmas? It's you; it's about being present in conversations.

Have you ever been part of, been guilty of or observed conversations where someone:

  • is not listening

  • keeps butting in

  • is talking over

  • changes topics

  • knows better

Giving your time and quality attention to someone is a genuinely important gift and very motivating. It shows your are interested and engaging with what they are saying.

I imagine, we've all been in the situation where, hilariously, someone knows the story better than the storyteller themselves. They talk over them, they've been there or done that, or know someone else that has. It's painful to watch and pretty deflating for the person reliving their special holiday/ family gathering / funny anecdote, etc.

Just remember, it is the storyteller's tale to tell.

So this Christmas be present and listen to people. As I share in my video - Christmas Presence - How to be Present at Christmas. Spend time with your family and use the 2 second rule to be present within conversations. Take a step back and observe what is happening around you.

Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas!


Remember, if you don’t look after yourself or your business, who is going to do it for you?

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