Friday, February 20, 2009

How To Influence People

Gerry shared this John Maxwell quote with me yesterday and I found it quite profound:

“People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
- John Maxwell

As a counselor I have a lot of theory, experience, and "knowledge" about how to help people with their life issues. As a parent, friend, and Christian I also have wisdom that can enrich and help people. But if I don't show people first that I care, my understanding is difficult to hear. Caring for others in a natural precursor for them to listen to us when we want to impart into their lives. The quote is a good reminder for me - and maybe it will be for someone else out there.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or two
pictures. Maybe you could space it out better?

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