Encouragement Works (Pass It On!)

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Building people up.  Positivity.  Encouragement.  It’s so easy to give and great to receive.  An encouraging word is so much more motivating than criticism.  It’s all in the way that we frame the conversation, the tone of our voice and the way that we make people feel.

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you know that I love lists so here’s 5 Simple Ways to Practice Encouragement:

1.  Listen.  Sometimes people simply need someone to listen.  Not to problem solve or offer advice or suggestions.  Active listening is a skill and it requires focus.  When you are really listening to someone, the person speaking can feel that positive, focused energy.

2.  Show empathy.  There is so much going on in all of our lives and some people are better at asking for help than others.  If you see a friend, family member or colleague…

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