It’s a curious thing…
When we have someone with knowledge or authority in front of us, do we get them talking in order to learn as much as we can from their expertise? Or do we take more of the airtime ourselves, because we feel a greater need to explain what we have done and why?
It’s easy to fall into the trap of paying for someone else’s expertise and then filling the space with our own information; not letting them get close enough to make a difference.
Why does this happen?
It feels safer, I suppose, to discuss the familiar, even if the familiar is the problem, and the unfamiliar is the answer, or part of the road to the answer.
Are you too busy justifying yourself to let people help you?
It’s smarter to let knowledge in.