We have the Ghost Whisperer, Dog Whisperer, Cat Whisperer, and Horse Whisperer, but have we thought about being the Mother of all whisperers? The Human Whisperer? I know this sounds funny but it is the most basic life skill set we all must strive to possess. And we think that as humans, we know how to do this.
The number ONE challenge that almost all of my clients have is to be able to communicate effectively. Whether it is with their family, loved ones, colleagues, clients or subordinates, this is ONE BIG CHALLENGE.
Communicating effectively is not about speaking well or having good diction. It is about communicating with each individual or group in such a way that they get what we are saying. Sometimes, we are required to be tough/stern, others times we are required to be soft and loving, and other times, it is important to be humorous. TIMING to do what and when is really the key.
Some of the key challenges that most people face include:
I have found that certain communication skills I have coached one client on, will not work on another as effectively. As the facilitator, I am required to adapt to each of the needs of my clients. Now, keep in mind that while as a coach, it is necessary for me to develop this skill set. But the reality is: everyone should have these skill sets too.
We need one another, that goes without saying, so our need for one another requires us to communicate. If this skill is missing, not only are our own needs not being met, we will not be able to meet the needs of others as well, whether it is in an intimate relationship, social relationship or work relationship.
I just googled "how to communicate your sexual needs to your partner". And there are over 287,000,000 results. This just goes to show that even the most basic human need is not being met. Couples are having real difficulties communicating their basic needs to their partners. If this is a challenge, what about other needs?
It is time that we acknowledge that as humans, we are lacking in the skill of being a Human Whisperer.
I will share more in part 2 of this article next week...
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First published in 2018, edited in 2022 ©2022 Shamala Tan
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Shamala Tan is an author, spiritual entrepreneur and healer. Her work focuses on transforming the lives of others on the spiritual, emotional, mental and earthly levels.
Shamala’s clients include small business owners, holistic practitioners as well as those seeking to find more significant meaning and value in life. Shamala offers laser coaching to her clients on a one-to-one basis or in a group environment, offline as well as online.