“To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.”
—John Churton Collins, Literary Critic
I put significant focus on an individual’s self-awareness when I begin a new coaching engagement. To do this, I introduce an “inner voice” exercise, in which the person pays close attention to:
- What their inner voice is saying,
- Determining if this voice is supportive or critical,
- Determining how open and receptive they are to the thoughts of others.
Most people discover that when they look for the value and contribution in what others say, they reap greater rewards and boost their relationships.
How and in what ways can you shift your own “inner voice” to receive more good advice and wisdom from others?