Early in life, people told Sean Litvak he talked too much. Yet, even today, individuals sometimes marvel at all Sean has to say. Through these experiences, Sean has learned how to harness his tongue and has become far more moderated than when he was younger.
Sean discovered over the years the importance of self-talk and how running his mouth could lead to the racing of his mind and land him in self-sabotage while at the same time understanding the importance of how his words affect others. Individuals today are far more responsive and thoughtful about the words said to them, and because of the shift Sean has made in his communication, people easily get to know who he is, what he believes, and how he thinks.
This change in perspective has come through years of receiving feedback from others, sometimes encouraging and at other times discouraging or even harsh.
Often, Sean heard that he had too grand of expectations for himself and others. However, it was through these interactions that Sean learned his expectations were only for himself, not others, and the expectations others had for themselves were not his to improve upon unless asked to assist with a plan.
As a natural talker that can easily mix in networking and social settings, Sean had to learn the importance of listening to others and not just engaging them in conversation. When you read anything Sean has authored or heard him speak, you have most likely heard him talk about how “God made us with two ears and one mouth for a reason. Listen more than you speak!”
His understanding the value of listening has created an atmosphere that motivates others to group engagement and produced enjoyment on teams where Sean either leads or is an active participant following other leaders.