As Sia, Shelly, and Georgia became more intense and more clear on what this community must become and must never do, they got to truths that are likely for others like them.
The biggest challenge for them over the past few years was unlearning the stories they had in their heads about who they thought they were and who they thought they were supposed to be.
Show up as who you are and it turns out no one will be all that surprised.
One trait of giftedness is overtalking others because our minds move intensely fast and we want to participate and add value without forgetting the last 10 big thoughts sparked by what we just heard them say. What would happen if we listened without talking until we felt our heads explode? Could we discover the flip side of overtalking, which is over listening?
For the past two years, Sia and Georgia had “Stay Connected and Curious “calls every day with professionals from every field you can name and from states and countries across time zones. At first, it was an experiment to see how long we could listen without talking and only until the other person asked a question. We kept doing these calls because they gave us access to the inner minds of people’s real emotions, not the things they are only willing to say publicly.
As it turns out, we learned you cannot over-listen. You can only overtalk.