Mark Silver is a designated Master Teacher in his Shaddhilliyya Sufi lineage, and is currently studying for his Masters of Divinity with a speciality in Ministry and Sufi Studies. As a coach, consultant, mentor and spiritual healer, he’s facilitated more than 2000 individual sessions with entrepreneurs and has led hundreds of classes, seminars, groups and retreats. His weekly writings and teachings are followed by thousands of people around the globe. He does a wonderful job of creating meaningful relationships — even online.
That’s why I invited him to share a blooming tip with you. Here’s something you may not have thought of before:
His challenge to you:
Leave Something Out and Let Other People Fill In the Gaps
NOTE from Tea of Story Bistro: Notice as you spend time on social media — as well as in your blog posts and other content creation — where you might be trying to cover ALL the bases or have the last word in your conversations. Then, consciously stop and leave a bit undone so others can chime in. How do you feel and what happens as you attempt this? Come visit us on Facebook and share. Was it easy for you to do? Hard? No right or wrong answers here — we’re all just experimenting!
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Your challenge- be incompete- brought me right back to my earliest days as a new mediator, Mark. Guiding folks through the process of resolving their dispute I’d get excited when I saw the light at the end of the tunnel. And, being my helpful self I’d want to lay out each step to get to a workable solution. A wise mentor reminded me, ‘Don’t tie the bow’ so that the parties can invest themselves in the outcome. It’s the same with our readers.
I think of those words during creative retreats with clients. I still get so pumped envisioning how their content can be reshaped, but happily, I can tie the bow now and gleefully share each step. Thanks, Mark and Tea