One of the things that led me to life coaching is that I have always loved listening to people talking and telling me about their life. It as though at times they are just drawn to tell me their story.
Every single person has their own set of circumstances, talents, life events, dreams and goals that makes them unique, that makes them special and play an important role in the universe that no one else can fill.
Everyone has a story to tell.
I love listening and seeing the greatness that each person holds within their being.
Recently I met an older gentleman who just happened to come over near where I was standing to organize the paperwork in his folder. As he opened the folder I noticed it had several little clip on koalas inside which made me smile.
He noticed they had caught my attention and so he started talking to me. He told me that he once owned a business that manufactured the little koalas and shared some information about where they were made, shipped to and the different colours that were produced.
From there the gentleman started telling me about his grown daughter and how he supports her financially and he is still committed to helping her become a successful woman despite her age and current life state.
As he spoke and I listened, I could hear his tone and energy lift. I could hear how talking about the things that he loved made him feel more empowered and energized.
I introduced myself and asked him his name. He told me his name was Allan and then gave me one of the little koalas and said ‘This is a lucky charm that I’m giving you’ and I smiled and thanked him.
The whole interaction that I had with Allan seemed totally random however it made me consciously aware of the power that comes from really listening to someone. Listening to a person makes them feel valued and that they matter.
We all have the power to make a big difference to other people and how they feel. When all it takes sometimes is a small amount of your time and attention to make someone feel valued, what else could you achieve for those around you if you consciously put more energy into it?
Imagine being surrounded by people who are uplifted, empowered and energized. Imagine the flow on effect that would then have on you..
What a wonderful world it is.