Ineffective communication and miscommunication costs businesses millions and millions of dollars each year. Everything from incorrect orders, to inefficient processes, to people becoming disengaged and reducing productivity, to delivering something to a wrong address – these are just a few examples of how miscommunication and ineffective communication negatively impact the bottom line in business. I am sure you can think of many more examples and if you are like most people you can clearly see how expensive miscommunication and ineffective communication really are.
But what about the cost to YOU of miscommunication and ineffective communication? When we talk about it in terms of “business” it becomes sort of acceptable; it’s just the way it is. It’s business after all and we expect there to be certain unavoidable costs.
However, when we look at the cost to you personally, it’s not so acceptable. Miscommunication and ineffective communication are the cause of some of the most difficult and challenging issues you face. For example, the divorce rate is over fifty percent. Lack of communication and/or miscommunication is a huge contributing factor in the break up of any relationship. Another example is the high rate of dissatisfaction at work. Virtually every issue that is listed as the reason given for job dissatisfaction can be rectified through effective communication.
So I ask again, what is it costing you? Are you frustrated and stressed? Frustration and stress lead to a number of health issues. Are you dissatisfied or unfulfilled? Every minute that you live unfulfilled or dissatisfied is a waste of your life energy. You can’t get that time back. As one of my coaches used to say, “This is NOT your practice life!”
Learning strategies to communicate effectively can alleviate stress, frustration, dissatisfaction and feelings of being unfulfilled as well as a myriad of other issues.
Stop waiting for things to get better. Stop making excuses and blaming others for the way things are. Stop tolerating all the pettiness and bullshit and do something about it.
You only have one life as far as we know. Learn how to communicate more effectively now. The return on investment is phenomenal. Don’t just take my word for it. Sign up for a free strategy session and let’s discover what’s needed to change the direction of your life.
Seriously, what’s it going to cost you if you do nothing?