Sunday, November 15, 2009

Question #26

What special gift do you offer others?


anno said...

I would have been hard-pressed to come up with an answer to this one, except earlier today I got an email thanking me for a phone call that I *received*.. haha.. I didn't even call these people! for laughing with them and changing their moods and making their day better. so.. based on that testimonial, I'm going to say laughter.

Erin Vang said...

Calm in a storm. I don't freak out, and when others do, I'm the one who can see what they really need and be cnfident for them.

Roma said...

Annette, I'd have to say you're right have a great way of looking at things and making others laugh, and your laughter really is wonderfully contagious.

And Erin, I'd have to say my special gift is the same as yours. Today I had a mediation that was very emotionally heated and there was a lot of energy in the room and I believe my calmness and willingness to let the people be themselves is what helped in that situation.

(Believe it or not, Annette, I am surprisingly non-judgmental, and people can say pretty much anything in mediation or coaching or facilitating The Work and it doesn't affect me or my opinion of them. I may look at things differently—and I certainly have my opinions in my own life of how things should work—yet I don't judge people any differently after they say or do something that is different from what I'd say or do...of course, in those situations it's rarely, if ever, personal.)

Another thing I think I'm very good at is taking lots and lots of information and culling it to a "bottom line." I seem to be able to get to the heart of the matter quickly and succinctly, and rarely get sidetracked. I offer that to others in mediation and coaching, and even with my friends and family. I don't know if that's a special gift or not, yet the more I mediate the more I see it's something that few people are able to do well.