Do You Feel Like I Do?
The Priority Project’s Six FACETS of Achievement workbook is about realizing your potential. It’s about personal achievement and what really creates success in our lives.
The E in the FACETS represents Empathy.
No one experiences lasting success without the help of others, and it’s important to realize that for others to be interested in you, you must first be interested in them.
To accomplish that, you are almost always safe to rely on F.O.R.D. questions to learn more about anyone.
Not only is F.O.R.D. a way to engage another person, but the answers reveal where their interests lie.
The acronym is actually very simple:
F = Family or Friends (how’s the family?)
O = Occupation (what’s going on at work these days?)
R = Recreation (what are you doing this weekend for fun?)
D = Dreams (how’s your daughter coming on her dream of becoming a Disney princess?)
Although the questions you ask may be basic, think of them as a way to build a relationship.
And put folks at ease by showing interest, not swapping stories.
If you are genuinely interested and demonstrate your sincerity by briefly identifying with the responses, your connection can be immediate and magical.
It’s interesting how you can learn more in 2 minutes by asking simple F.O.R.D. questions and listening for answers then sending a dozen surveys, and the person will like you a lot more because you showed a genuine interest in them.
The success of the Empathy facet can be boiled down to 3 quotes:
“The solution to nearly every problem in the world comes down to greater awareness, warmer compassion, and deeper empathy.” – Unknown
“Familiarity is the gateway to empathy.” – Unknown
“No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.”― Theodore Roosevelt
Why not make asking and really listening a priority!
Smiles, have a great week, and………………….Keep on Seeking…………………Mark