There is no such thing as “gift of gab.”
I often feel overwhelmed and completely taken advantage of, by many people over the years, because I’m a good listener, with a shy nature.
I truly believe I subconsciously began my journey of writing and public speaking in order to have a voice in this world.
What many people fail to realize is that a conversation is a two-way street. This is why I shy away from most people. It’s a sad truth that people are wired to only talk or care about themselves.
Little by little, I began my journey of putting a stop to one-sided conversations. Last week, for the very first time, I walked away while someone was still talking to me. It wasn’t an argument, I was simply bored to death listening to someone ramble about details of getting a new kitchen. Why would that interest me? Or anyone, really, unless you were a home designer.
What people fail to realize is if you’re doing all the talking, you’re boring someone. If you got this far, please, I beg you, if you want to make a difference in the world, stop doing ALL the talking. Give someone else a chance to talk. There is no such thing as “gift of gab.” And if you must talk, THINK before speaking, “Will this interest the person I’m telling?” Please know your audience. Or at least try. Why do people not realize how much talking AT someone can drain their soul. I’m completely tired of listening. I really need to rest. 💔
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She is the author of the following books:
“Be (Extra)Ordinary: 10 Ways to Become Your Own Hero” is available on Amazon. To get your paperback or Kindle version, visit:Be (Extra)Ordinary
“I Don’t Want to Be Like You” is available on Amazon. To get your paperback, Kindle or audio copy, go here: I Don’t Want To Be Like You
Her fiction book “Love Cats” second printing is now available, under the pen name Krystianna Mercury, from Pink Flamingo. You can purchase it here: https://eroticbooknetwork.com/product/love-cats/
Maryanne is also available for book editing and coaching. Rates are competitive.
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