What are you learning?

“What are you listening to?” Rudy asked me. I looked up from under the table where I was, putting red nail polish on my toenails – I hadn’t even noticed that he was in the office.

“I’m listening to a podcast about communication. Writing and reading,” I told him as I paused the podcast with two gentlemen talking in rasp voices on the speakers of my phone.

Rudy sat down in front of the big Mac Pro and sent me a fatherly smile.

“I’m glad you are being SMART,” he said. I laughed because I knew he wasn’t telling me I was being smart, rather referring to my recent doodles on our office whiteboard that spelled “SMART” with huge letters:

S – Specific
M – Measurable
A – Achievable
R – Realistic
T – Timely

I told him that since I’m currently not attending classes I still have to continue learning and he agreed with me saying: “Teresa, I’m still a stone age man, so I really have to push myself.”

I realized how privileged I was to be able to learn. What an amazing thing?

Here are some of the things I learned from the podcast:

  1. As a communicator you should spend time writing AND reading every day.
  2. You should make it pleasant to write and read – find a good environment to do it so that you enjoy it.
  3. It shouldn’t be something you do to fall asleep, because then you let your body know that it is boring to read or write.
  4. You should read literature from many different genres – both the good and the bad literature so you get a good sense of what is good writing and bad writing.

That’s all for now! Thanks for following me on my journey to make missions better at communication.

1 Response

  1. Mmmm 🙂 Love communication and you. And I think I can check most of those of my list. Except for crappy literature. Don’t spend “enough” time reading that. Haha 😉

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