All of us at one time or another have been involved in sensory overload.
...especially those of us who live in the Unted States, as we are controlled every day by Madison Avenue and its marketing and advertising techniques!
Think about it, you've been there yourself,
...you reach the peak of your window of tolerance, and you crack, you break, you freak out, and eventually you shut down.
Admit it, we've all been there!
So what do we do to protect ourselves?
...well, we CHOOSE what to listen to and what to look at, that's what we do!
Our fight or flight response kicks in, and we often times "flight" or "flee" by disengaging!
So naturally once we have disengaged, we put away or disengage a number of our senses, intentionally!
...and once we have lost one or two of our senses, we often times can't see and can't hear, and we do so, so as to protect ourselves!!!
Watch this video, and it will blow your mind!
Well, what did you think?
I know the first time I watched this video it blew my mind!
I would love to hear your thoughts!
So why have I brought this up?
...well, every day I am on the phone training, and I can tell you that my students miss what I am saying all the time, and it was WAY worse back when I did NOT know that you and I are TUNING people out for the sake of our own survival!!!
Deepak Chopra, formerly of the Mayo Clinic once said you and I are having on average over 50,000 thoughts daily! Imagine that! 50,000 thoughts!!!
That said, no wonder we miss so much of what is going on around us during our day!
My greatest example of this is when a police officer takes witnesses statements regarding a bank robbery or a murder on the streets and so on. We have ALL seen it on a movie or a TV program, when asked, two, three, four, five people can "ALL" have a different story on what they saw with their eyes and what they heard with their ears!
So why do I bring this up?
...well, I finally realized after having been there so many times that if you and I need to have someone HEAR us or have someone SEE us, then we had better make sure that we EMPHASIZE what we want them to hear or see!
So, you better start emphasizing, and you might want to start paying attention and investing your time in with the people around you who are emphasizing their point!
Now, last but not least, watch yourself around your business associates and friends and would be clients, because once your wake up you start to realize as to how much you missed and how much your missing and those missing details often times are why people have such a communication breakdown between themselves and the other party!!!