Harness the Power of the Pause: Using Silence to Create Opportunities

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You will need to clear the information decks to make time for the stuff that really matters (Steps two through four). You most likely have a good spam filter in place, but Hopkins suggests going beyond this to avoid even opening a well-meaning email from an associate or industry source whose subject could be translated into something like “contains well-meaning but worthless information.” Save this type of email for the rainy day that never comes.

We live in a world that communicates in small bursts and at the speed of light. Because of the flood of information we are inundated with, we jump from receiving to reacting, without even a moment of pause between the two. But it is in that moment that you can change relationships and create opportunities by taking the differentiating approach of responding thoughtfully, and showing that you genuinely care. Your personal satisfaction and influence will both skyrocket. Mark Hopkins, author of Shortcut to Prosperity: 10 Entrepreneurial Habits and a Roadmap for an Exceptional Career, has outlined the steps for creating opportunities using silence.


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