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100 Ways to Motivate Others by Chandler Steve

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65. Hear Your People Out

I have more fun, and enjoy more financial success, when I stop trying to get what I want and start helping other people get what they want.

—Spencer Johnson, business author

How would we know what kind of a leader you are? There is one very fast way: We would ask the people who follow you. They know. And what they say is true. You are who they say you are. Listen to them! Understand them. People are highly motivated by listeners, listeners like you who “get” what their problems are. Always be mindful.

In the words of Thich Nhat Hanh:

When we are mindful, we notice that another person suffers. If one person suffers, that person needs to talk to someone in order to get relief. We have to offer our presence, and we have ...

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