- the act or process of using words, sounds, signs, or behaviors to express or exchange information or to express your ideas, thoughts, feelings, etc., to someone else
- a message that is given to someone : a letter, telephone call, etc.
- communications : the ways of sending information to people by using technology
Communication is key in pretty much everything we do. Have you ever talked to somebody, and they didn’t understand what you were saying, or misinterpreted it? Maybe your tone offended somebody you were talking to, but you didn’t mean to be offensive. The newest form of communication break down is via text messages and social media. There is no point of reference between the communicators, and unless you use emoji’s or “LOL” your message could really be misinterpreted. I’m sure we’ve all experienced some form of this.
Just the other day, a client wanted to switch appointments to a 6:30 time slot. I said, “That’s fine, I have that time available!” After a few minutes passed, I asked my client, “Wait a minute, 6:30am or 6:30pm?” That could have been a big whoopsie if we didn’t clarify with each other that it was 6:30am, NOT 6:30pm.
|ACTION STEP: this week, from Wednesday to Wednesday, I want you to think about this word. Write down something that you will do to be a better communicator. Then make it happen some time this week. Maybe it’s telling a friend your fitness goals, and why you picked them. Then asking them to be a supportive friend. Maybe it’s writing a letter to a friend you haven’t seen in awhile to let them know you’re thinking about them. Maybe it’s talking to your partner about finally getting their socks from the floor to the laundry basket (nicely!). Just pick something you really want to communicate (bonus points if it’s fitness and nutrition related)!|
Each week, I’ll post a new word, and more action steps for you! Stay tuned!
Happy WOW Wednesday!