Big announcement at the top of the podcast about the upcoming seminar on Wednesday 11/17/21. Dan will be making a presentation to discuss the headaches that almost all contractors deal with and some tips on how to solve them. Next, we start our deep dive into Habit 5 – Seek first to understand, then to be understood – from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Far too often we have a tendency to rush in with our good advice without taking the time to actually diagnose the problem. Communication is the most important skill we have in life, and we have spent years being taught how to read, write, and speak. What about listening? Have any of us been trained on how to properly listen and truly understand another person’s point of view? Listening and understanding are the two main components of this habit. It is not easy. We all want to help. We all want to talk. We can’t truly help however if we don’t know the problem.

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