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Third time’s a charm or fourth or fifth

January 04, 2022

You may have heard that people need to hear things three times before it really sinks in.  For some of us, depending on the message, three times isn’t nearly enough.  Yet there are other messages that ring true on the first pass and stay with us forever.  I believe the difference lies in the timing of the message and or the source of the message.  A silly example of the profound difference in timing and source could be someone telling you to take out the garbage.  In one scenario you’re ten years old and your parents are delivering the message.  In another it’s your college roommate.  Same message, different time, different source, probably a very different response.

Over the years I have attended countless sales trainings and coaching sessions.  If I had to guess I would say I‘ve read over two dozen self-help books and have listened to hundreds of hours of personal and business development audio.  There is one thing I know for sure, there are a lot of people out there that have found a lot of different ways to say the same thing.  And you know, I’m glad they did.  When It comes to certain aspects of my life, I’m one of those people that needs to be told something far more than three times and it needs to be delivered by the right person at the right time.

It’s been over a year of great change for many people, myself included.  With great change can come great opportunity.  I’m not sure why or how, although I have a few hunches, I recently discovered a few nuggets of wisdoms that finally struck home.  The words are italicized  because this isn’t really new information.  I have heard these messages, been taught these lessons before.  But this time, they finally sank in, they resonated with me and I was ready to take action.  Looking back I can now say they were messages I wanted to hear and I was in a place, where I was ready to listen with more than just my ears. So, if you are interested and you are willing to indulge me, I’ll share a few over the coming weeks/months.  Until then, when you think you are about to hear that “same old, same old,” stop, and consider listening with more than just your ears. Put that message in the context of your life and see if it may just “sound” a little different.