3 reasons why I don’t listen to men
I’m tired of men who want to tell me how things should go. How about you?
Here are my 3 reasons why. And please let us know yours too in the comments!
1) WHY SHOULD THEY KNOW BETTER
What men have learned, they have learned from women. More respect, please! Who told them they were smart, and when did they learn to feel superior to women? Who even asked them for their opinion? You know how it is: men often start talking and want to give their opinion before you’ve even finished your sentence?
2) NOT MY VISION, NOT MY WORLD
How would a man know how I see the world? How are they supposed to know what I go through as a wife, mother, lover, entrepreneur? How is he supposed to know if he doesn’t listen daily and over and over again without putting in his two cents?
3) GIVE ME A BREAK
Let me talk too, give me a break, please. Do you ever take the time to listen? Do you want to hear the opinions and feelings of the other person? What about lifelong learning, do you want to grow and learn every day? It doesn’t look like it.
4) WHAT I WANT
I love conversations where
a) the topic is interesting to most people at the table.
b) everyone takes their turn regularly and in turn, if they want to.
c) it’s not about winning, but about sharing and learning.
d) there is an attitude of an open mind with open ears, open eyes and where there is also silence sometimes.
You have to design those kind of conversations intentionally.
This is what we try to make happen in EXPEERTs.club. We meet regularly and follow our so-called “meeting.manuals” to make sure that the talking stick goes around and that everyone has her time on stage and in the spotlight.
We want every woman to have her say, we deliberately want to hear every voice, every opinion.
In our EXPEERTs.club, we talk about our goals and our challenges to achieve them. And then we share our knowledge and experiences to help each other succeed.
The small teams of 5 members are only women because we can relate to the feelings and experiences of other women from all over the world. We are able to listen. And we are empathetic. Join our club, feel invited! #womenonly
Author: Cloed Baumgartner (yes please, let’s start the conversation in the comments!)