The Conversation That Could Change A Life

If you’ve got a feeling that someone you know or care about isn’t behaving the way they normally would, it could be a sign of a wider issue. It’s important to act quickly and address the situation in an aware and considered way. We know that by starting a conversation and commenting on the changes you’ve noticed, you could help that family member, friend or workmate open up.  What happens next?

“‘Are you okay?’ is a great start, but it has to come from genuine interest.

That’s what we have to cultivate; To be truly willing to be there for someone through the good, the bad, and the ugly. We need to – by our energy, by our actions, and by our interactions with others – show them that we are indeed truly caring about them, and not judging them for whatever they’re going through.

If we choose to approach it from the space of, there’s something about me that can be a contribution to them, that will allow them to know that they’re not alone, and that anything they present will be okay through thick and thin. There are so many people, especially now, who feel disenfranchised, who feel totally alone, who are experiencing dynamic stress – but also all of their previous support systems are experiencing dynamic stress, so they’re not there as a support. And so, we need to start this conversation from below the surface.

What if your conversation could change the trajectory of someone else’s life? And what if you choose to engage, ask questions, and be present with that person? What would be possible then?


P.S. For the full article in Man Of Many Online Publication, please visit here.

P.S.S. For additional tools to help with changing so much, please visit You Are Not Alone here. And for even further exploring, here are six videos about the tools I use every single day: