Right now, I’m on a plane headed for San Jose, Costa Rica. Shannon, Ryan and I are headed to this wonderful Central American country to join hundreds of Max Associates in the official opening of their beautiful country. This is the first international trip where Ryan, (my 22-year old son) will be serving as our translator. His college roommate, Nelson Johansen, who gave two years of his life to serving the people of Costa Rica, is joining us on this trip. Like Ryan, Nelson is a Max Associate, and will be introducing a number of his Costa Rican friends to Max’s life changing products and opportunity. We are all soooooo excited!!!!!
Thought for Today
“The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, and adds persuasiveness to his lips.” —Proverbs 16:23
Communication is the number one problem in business, the number one problem in marriage, and the number one problem in parenting. Needless to say, finding a way to becoming a more effective communicator can make a huge difference in every relationship we have. The book of Proverbs is filled with incredible teachings on how to become an effective communicator. Here, Solomon tells us that the first step is to teach our mouth when to remain shut and when to open. Great communication must begin with learning how to effectively listen. Listening allows you to discover what’s important to the other person—what they value and where their mind and heart are at the time. Active listening means that you pay attention, make continuous eye contact and validate their opinions by asking questions about what they’ve said or repeating back to them what you think they are saying.