How Are You?
A simple, “How are you?” can go a long way.
I am very easy to get down to business, I tend to not enjoy small talk all that much if there is something that needs to be said. Today I walked into work and I had a lot of work I wanted to finish before the days end. Instead of jumping right into a task-oriented conversation, I first asked my co-worker a simple question: “How are you doing today?”. This simple question led to an hour of spontaneous vulnerable discussion. After all was said and done, we knocked out the work I had previously plan to jump right into! I walked away from that conversation feeling much more rejuvenated than if I did not start the conversation off with that question. Today, before you immediately dive into your conversational agenda, stop and ask the question, “How are you?".