You Want Advice, Yeah But...
By A Working Life Coach on September 13, 2012
Do you ask for advice and then launch into 110 reasons why what someone just suggested won't work? Then you might be falling prey to the self-sabotage of the Yeah, But's... Here's why this is a sign to pay attention.
So you have just ended a phone conversation where you were looking for some concrete help, and now you feel frustrated!
In thinking back on it, you realize that “yeah but” was repeated (by you) at least three times. You were seeking advice, yet the conversation took turns that didn’t feel satisfying. When we are listening, and what wells up and comes out of us is “yeah, but” time to pay attention….
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