Everyone wants to feel heard. Too often we are so focused on what we have to share, that we forget to listen to others. The irony is that if no one is listening, then no one is being heard. The only way to change this pattern is to be the one to listen first. You will find that if you take the time to listen to others and really hear them out, they will take the time to listen to you. Once people feel heard, they are typically more receptive about what you have to say. One really great way to show someone that you have been listening is to find a way to rephrase what they are saying and repeat it back to them. This is called active listening and it is a sure fire way to attract friends and get promotions. Try it out and tell us how it worked! We want to hear your success stories!