I received a message requesting a name of someone I knew. Responding quickly with the person's name, I continued on with my busy day. Later that evening, I looked at the text and felt a little guilty. I didn't say hi or ask how she was. I messaged my apology. I don't want to become one of those 'busy' people. You know the ones I mean. The ones you meet or converse with and you know they are not actively listening or fully engaged. They may respond with a few words, nod their head, type a brief email or text. You are disappointed because you don't feel heard and they're not invested in the conversation.
'Small moments build relationships'
My coaching accreditation course has resulted in more self reflection as self awareness is an important element of coaching. The foundation of education is relationships and without them, improvement and progress is impeded. Once that trust is established in a relationship, anything and everything becomes more achievable. Today, everyone is busy! Yet, making time for people and investing in our relationships will have long term benefits...and sometimes it could only take a couple of minutes.