I have always been a very trusting and open person. These are great attributes to have, and they have allowed me to grow, create meaningful relationships, and follow my dreams. However, I have learned that sometimes it is essential to be conscious of certain factors before fully taking the open book approach.
Some industries are more compliant than others, so to know what to say, how, and when, one must analyze the situation, read the audience and listen before opening up to get better results and achieve a win-win situation.
And this is why I have learned that the biggest mistake I can make is to rush into relationships or situations without looking at all the angles, understanding the other person’s points of view, learning from them and their needs, and LISTEN really LISTEN.