Communication is key for partners in life and business. We don’t always nail it…but we keep trying.
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I’m Sh… I’m Colin. That’s Shreya. That’s Shreya! There’s an important topic that we would like to talk about today. Oh, communication? Yeah. You may remember a week or two ago that we were talking about hiring someone and who should we hire first? Now you saw a small snippet of our conversation. That conversation went on for like a whole week longer, longer it went on in my dreams. We would just all of a sudden plop down in a chair and next to each other and be like, so…we were saying…
And it came, we came to realize at the end of this week of debating this, that we were actually talking about the same thing. We were just calling it by different names. yeah it was like, rah, rah, rah, and then. What are the job tasks that you would like taken care of and there is like this and this and then Shreya’s like: that’s an admin! That’s an admin person! I thought you wanted somebody to do our marketing. Yeah. I thought you wanted someone to do our sales calls and I was like, no. Yeah, I just want someone to post the links and send the emails away and put the subtitles down here like that. *pshew* Just like that. Right in between the fingers.
That’s what I want. That’s what Shreya wants? Yeah. So there are a lot of things I want, let’s be honest, this week’s lesson is about communication, and I credit our entire business, nay life, our success together, our marriage to Shreya’s ability to put up with my poor communication.
I mean, my lips don’t even move when I’m talking. I need a speech therapist for one. So physically commuting is one thing. Communicating. See, choosing the right words is another. Uh, but just getting ideas across. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. They, they getting the words across can be a challenge for me.
So Shreya has got some tips today for all of you partners in life and business on how to effectively communicate. Be persistent. That would be number one. Yeah. Probably number one. Ask clarifying questions. How, why, what? Who like what are the tasks of this person? Could have done that. Yeah.
I should have done that earlier. Why do you want this person? What will they hopefully help you with? And patience. Patience. That’s big. Yeah. I would say for sure, all of us. I think Shreya has patience because she grew up needing patience. You know what’s funny about that is that nobody in my life except for you would attribute patience.
To me as like a quality that I have. Everybody would say that I’m very impatient, but I love you. You put up with me. So I’m patient with you for 11 years now. Crazy and counting. Cool. to summarize, can you remember your three things? Uh, persistence, asking clarifying questions and patience. Ding! Nailed it.
If you agree with Shreya. What’s the top one? One, two, three. How would you rank them? Let us know in the comments below or do you have a different one?
You messed up my call to action. I’m sorry. We should communicate next time.