Listen To Me

December 31, 2011

When I ask you to listen to me

And you start giving advice

You have not done what I have asked!

When I ask you to listen to me

And you begin to tell me why I shouldn’t feel this way

You are trampling on my feelings.

When I ask you to listen to me

And you feel you have to do something to solve my problem

You have failed me, strange as that may seem.


All I asked was that you listen, not to talk or do – just hear me. Advice is cheap: 25 cents will get you both Dear Abbey and Billy Graham in the same newspaper. And I can do that for myself. I’m not helpless. Maybe discouraged and faltering, but not helpless.

When you do something for me that I can and need to do for myself, you contribute to my fear and weakness.


When you accept as a simple fact that I do feel, and what I feel, no matter how irrational, then I can quit trying to convince you and can get about the business of understanding what’s behind this irrational feeling. And when that’s clear, the answers are obvious and I don’t need your advice. Irrational feelings make sense when we know what’s behind them.

Perhaps that’s why prayer works, sometimes, for some people, because God is mute, and he doesn’t give advice or try to fix things. He just listens and lets you work it out for yourself!

So, please L I S T E N and just hear me! And, if you want to talk, wait a minute for your turn:


I’ll listen to you.


To your abundant success,

Leon Skaliotis – Founder, Retail Fundamentals.

Leon is an accomplished business coach and retail specialist in Melbourne, Australia, who  successfully coaches Melbourne retail owners on how to create highly profitable businesses by attracting shoppers and converting them into loyal fans.

To receive your free copy of “Retail Secrets Every Owner Should Know” click

You can contact Leon on +61 425 83 3344  or email


One Response to “Listen To Me”

  1. Thank you.

    Glad you liked my post.
    Really like your Manage Better Now website too.

    Best wishes from Melbourne, Australia for a Healthy, Happy and Rewarding New Year to you and to all of those near and dear to you!


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