The signals we send

Some people go through their day unaware that every action they pursue has more than its obvious intent.

A glance is worth a thousand words. Asking for the check can be like a standing ovation–or a put down. A handshake is always more than just that.

You think you’re merely putting on a blouse or typing an email or making small talk, but of course, you’re also sending signals.

What we choose to do (and what we choose not to do) turns into a signal to the people around us.

These signals aren’t universal, they are interpreted in different ways by people with different worldviews.

Some people are aware that they are sending signals, but can’t quite figure out how to send the ones they mean to send.

And a few people send the signals on purpose.

Empathy helps us understand what will be received, and intent dramatically improves our effectiveness.

Reblogged from: here

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About janaknmistry

Janak is a 1984 born, MSc and MBA educated from Mumbai, India. He is an avid traveller by choice and a solopreneur by luck. He has clocked many thousands of kilometres on a motorcycle. It was his journey to the Leh-Ladakh, which motivated him to write about his experiences throughout the journey in enjoying the beauty, pain and hardships. He has successful authored and published his book called “Journey in Time with Timeless Memories” which is released and published in Germany and available all over the world besides Asia and the Middle East. Apart from being an author he is an active book reviewer too and have reviewed books by some of the established authors in USA. Janak runs a motorcycle expedition co. called Jack n Jill-The Moto Expedition Co. He is passionate about travelling and photography, which helps him find a beauty and meaning in this wide busy world. It was his journey to the Leh-Ladakh which motivated him to write about his experiences throughout the journey in enjoying the beauty, pain and hardships. He is passionate about travelling and photography which helps him find a beauty and meaning in this wide busy world.
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