We sometimes forget that Homo sapiens are just one of the millions of different types of species that live on this planet. We are sat on the throne, positioned at the top of the evolutionary food chain, and we take the mantle a little bit for granted. The reason that we currently own that throne is because we somehow managed to turn everyday grunts, howls and screams into words – both verbal and written.
Luckily, all is not lost because, alas, there are a few bright sparks amongst us who are trying to improve people’s interpersonal skills. All forms of communication are learned responses, meaning that you can choose to learn to be a better communicator should you want to. In the same way that you can stop smoking, stop drinking and stop taking drugs YOU can stop being an ineffective communicator. Just think of the benefits that it could bring; it would reduce loneliness, help your advancement in work, make you a better parent, make your children greater individuals and find you everlasting love.
Make today the day you do something different. Make today your stand against the ineffective lines of communication that have plagued your life. Start by purchasing a copy of People Skills by Robert Bolton, I assure you that it will be one of the most inexpensive but vital decisions that you make in your life.
What is your opinion on the way that you have been taught to communicate?
As I was running earlier I was thinking about the 52 books in 52 weeks goal that I had set myself. I was happy with the knowledge that I was gaining from the books and I was also happy with the review post that I create each week…but something was missing.
When I got back home I looked at my e-mail and saw that I had received a note from Jim Bolton. Jim is the son of Robert Bolton and he was replying to an e-mail that I had sent earlier. I had written to Robert to thank him for writing People Skills and to explain how it has made such a positive impact on my life. In the e-mail Jim explained that his father was now in his eighties and he was delighted with my thank you note. The reply from Jim just gave me a real buzz and a sense of wanting to help others feel the same feelings that I did after reading the book.
I realise not everyone has the time to read books, and so I thought that as I was reading one per week I may as well write about them in more detail. So instead of having just a review I could go into more detail about the contents therein. This is why I wrote this post.