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Are You Giving Attention?

Published on 6/17/2018
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Are You Giving Attention?”   is the 2nd in my 2018 series of 'Summer Shorts' original copyright press releases sent from my happy home in the sunny south of Portugal


We are all familiar with the question, “Are you paying attention?”, probably first heard from a teacher in school days as our mind wandered to the week-end football, girls, cars or unmentionable mischief in the planning. We certainly heard it in adolescence from parents and later from bosses and others too. But have you ever been asked, “Are you giving attention?” Probably not and neither are you likely to. It's just not a common wording of the question.

But that doesn't mean that it's unimportant, on the contrary it's a question critical to your success as a human being and it's a question which you need to ask of yourself. Because giving attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity. And you should gift it extravagantly! So are you giving attention?

Communication you see, is a two way process. It is not just equally important to give attention and respect to what others have to say, it is more important. After all, if you give attention to other people then they are more likely to do like wise with you!

That's not to say that what you have to say is of lesser importance than the other person's views, it's just that you will learn more by listening than you ever will by speaking. So ration your own input to conversations and instead nudge the other person to speak by use of little prompts and questions. Show genuine interest in what they have to say and take in the flood of information which will come your way. And don't interrupt their flow or finish off sentences for them. Just listen.

Yet it's a common fault when listening to others to not actually be engaged in what they are saying. You will find your mind wandering, often searching frantically for your own version of, or a story or experience similar to, the dialogue being delivered by the speaker. That is not listening and you're learning nothing from it. So be aware of this shortcoming (everyone suffers from this to some degree), rein in your imagination and really concentrate on the words of the other person. Give them your full attention. Consciously or unconsciously they will pick up on your interest and at some point will ask for your view or opinion At that point you can have your say.

So are you giving attention?

I am Tom Riach. I live and write in the sunny south of Portugal.


For many years I have run my WAKE UP LEISURE AND LEARNING BREAKS (click on) where I talk of successful living and of creating both material and inner wealth. Or send for any of my best-selling Amazon books - MASTERING THE ART OF MAKING MONEYSELF-IMPROVEMENT SHOULD BE FUN! - THE SIMPLEST SALES STRATEGY - they are packed with my secrets of successful living and with wit and wisdom sure to get you thinking about how you manage your life. Available in Paperback and Kindle. Click the image below.

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ARE YOU GIVING ATTENTION? is an original copyright Tom Riach press release, short and to the point. I hope you enjoyed reading it and found it informative and/or entertaining. To learn more or to get in touch with me please visit me on my website at TOMRIACH.COM

See you there! Regards, Tom.


© Copyright Joseph T.Riach 1998-2018. All rights reserved.

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It took me some years to establish myself in business but I believe that in life only the most resolute of tryers will prevail and after several years of a bank account in a permanent state of cardiac arrest my perseverance began to pay!

I became a successful Business Consultant, Investment Adviser and award-winning Salesperson and Marketing Professional and I coined the term 'Creative Solutions' to describe my work in devising and implementing innovative approaches to situations in business, commerce and industry (some call it trouble-shooting). From my successes I grew my own group of small companies.

Today I host my 'Wake Up Leisure and Learning Breaks', personal mentoring and business guidance, in the tranquility and calm of the sunny south of Portugal and I am the author of several best-selling books on the subject of successful living.

CONTACT ME - I'll be thrilled to hear from you!

The life of which you dream is HERE within your grasp!

© Copyright Joseph T.Riach 1998-2018. All rights reserved.




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