Seek First to Understand; Then to be Understood

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Stephen Covey’s book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” serves as one of my two work “bible’s”.  The book is an amazing leadership tool, as well as something to pass along to all employee’s.

Not only that, but my children’s elementary school began implementing the child’s version of these habits.  The habits are the same.  It’s the examples and explanations that are tailored to the children.  Unfortunately we moved the following year and only got a chance to spend one school year under that program.

I will get into that more later though.  Today’s focus is Habit #5-Seek first to understand; then to be understood.  I want to focus on this habit because we all think that we do a great job of listening to others.  However, do we really?

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Butterfly Princess Poetry

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I thought I’d share the inspiration for my blog title…..Butterfly Princess.  When considering what this blog would primarily be about and what “unique” name I could come up with for my title, I considered my poetry.  Two of my favorite poem’s that I’ve written are “The Princess & The Dragon” and “Butterfly….Finding My Wings”.  Aha!  Butterfly Princess sounded great.

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