Thursday, September 11, 2008

Intentional Student

Become an intentional student.  Determine to learn something from every conversation and every encounter with a midwife, doula, childbirth educator or parent. Well, for one week, let's make that every person you meet. Make a determination that you will never walk away from a conversation without learning something and make a mental note before you take the second step away.
You will have to learn to listen.  Ask questions.  Even if you are talking with someone with equivalent experience, their experience is bound to differ in some respects.
Listen twice as much as you have two ears and only one mouth.

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