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Mindful Communications: Build Better Relationships and Improve Your Personal & Professional Life!

teacher avatar Laura Thompson, Leadership & Communications Strategist

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12 Lessons (51m)
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    • 5. 05

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This is a universal class for those who desire to learn and grow, communicate effectively, build better relationships, and develop leadership skills along the way. Positive change comes from self-awareness—inner mastery/outer impact. Being mindfully present while utilizing effective listening and speaking skills with those around you creates a more harmonious world to live in both personally and professionally. This method allows you to communicate more authentically based on trust to generate positive outcomes and win-win situations. Don’t all of us desire more meaningful, loving, and productive relationships, whether it’s with our family and friends or co-creating with our colleagues, or being of service to our clients? The answer is yes, and….

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Laura Thompson

Leadership & Communications Strategist

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Hello, I'm Laura.

Globally, known by many as an Inspiring Leadership Coach focused on personal and professional development with clients worldwide, communications strategist, purpose-driven adviser, social entrepreneur, author, speaker, and governing board member of distinguished nonprofits. Laura has lived more than half of her life as an expat on three different continents with international travel that has made her embrace the beauty of diversity. A CNN journalist on Fareed Zakaria's GPS team remarked that Laura’s messages need to be heard. Laura is also a Francophile and fluent in French.

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1. 01: Hi, I'm Laura Thompson, and I'm gonna guide you through this class. Might full communications. I created this class based on my trade book by the same name in order that we all have better relationships and to create more harmony and peace on Earth, as well as have intelligent conversations and understand other people's perspectives. So we don't become angry or hurt. It's always good to be understanding and have empathy and awareness, and I will go into all of these topics in the class. Mindful communications is based on two principles. The first principle is effective listening based on subjective, objective and intuitive listening. And the second principle is based on on mindfulness awareness in the artist's ability. I added artifice ability because I believe we live in a very fast paced environment where rushing were running everywhere. I live in New York City, and it is like the most high energy city. Maybe besides Tokyo and Hong Kong, Shanghai, Uh, but we're always on the go, and a lot of times we forget, like to have a friendly smile. That stranger on the street could You just might have made his over day. So that's what I mean by stability and what makes me qualify to talk about mindful communications? I been an entrepreneur and executive in the financial services industry, marketing, communications industry, and I'm also a certified executive coach, and I deal with people across industries across sectors. That's why I say it's for everybody. And I find communication skills are very much sought after in the workplace as well Azad home and with your friends. So with that, I think this class will a Jew assist you in creating better communications. That's my goal. And again, the class project is very simple. How can you utilize mindful communications to improve your personal and professional life? I really look forward, Teoh, teaching you further this concept and see you soon in the next class. 2. 02: Welcome to mindful Communications. The art of communicating this class is based on my trade book that you can find on amazon dot com, and you can buy it as an e book or hard cover. And it might be a nice guide for you as you take this class. So communicating creates meaningful connection to others, improves conversations based on trust that builds, report and transforms relationships. And it makes for a more harmonious world, which is definitely in need. Let the journey begin. Teach not Han. A Vietnamese and master says that once you learn to commune with yourself, we're communicate with yourself. You're better able to communicate with others with empathy and compassion. The art of mindful Communications combines effective listening with mindful awareness of yourself and others. We all deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. Your views and feelings are as important as anyone else's. The foundation has two principles. The first is three levels of effective listening. The second is self awareness and mindfulness. The Buddha here is meditating in the Himalayas. He has reached the highest form of self awareness and mindfulness. Some of you may already be aware, and some of you may be at the beginning of your journey. This class is for everyone. The teachings and messages are universal and can be practised both personally and professionally. The first principle consists of three levels of effective listening categorized a subjective, objective and intuitive. I chose this photo because I love the beach and believe it or not, you could engage in all three levels of effective listening and speaking while having fun and fund is a value of mine. Let's have fun together. While engaged in this class, I look forward to module three with you that focuses on the first level of effective listening, subjective listening. 3. 03: come to module three. Subjective listening. This is how most people conduct a conversation, which is absolutely normal. It's about the listeners agenda. For example, when you're listening, you're thinking, How does this relate to me based on your own opinions and needs? Often you may have heard only 1/2 of the conversation because you're thinking about your response while the person is still talking. I love this picture. It's a group of business colleagues who went on a hike to learn team building skills, and the endgame was to climb up a big rock be on top of the world. So a typical conversation between two male colleagues might go as follows. Ben is standing with his arms outstretched to the sky and saying, I feel energized with an awesome view. And his buddy Jerry is sitting down on the rock feeling very tired, and he is rubbing his legs and he says, My legs are killing me. I'm hungry. I'm never going on a hike again, Ben replies. We didn't have a choice, Jerry says. I'd rather be playing Fortnight Battle Royal and Ben replies, Guess the team building didn't work for you. So this is an example of subjective listening. Now, it's always good to have a reflection on the conversation that you've had, and this is how you're going to create more self awareness around your listening skills. So what have you learned about subjective listening? I'll give you a clue. We listen to others in this type of conversation. It's the basic level of conversation, and that's how most people conduct their conversations. So it's absolutely normal. It's an ask tell exchange of information relate from our own point of view based on internal listening. So I haven't action step for you to take before taking module for and that is observed. And be aware of your subjective listening when you're chatting with others, whether it's with your friends, your family or your colleagues. So I look forward to module for that focuses on the second level of effective listening, objective listening 4. 04: welcome to module for objective listening. Objective listening is focusing on what the speaker is saying without adding your personal agenda. So when you're listening, think of the needs of the person you are listening to. Often, the speaker needs acknowledgement and validation. For example, these two ladies need that their faith and identity be respected and acknowledged they live in the United States, where freedom of expression is a value and everyone is born equal conflict or advocacy. I participated in the women's march in New York City, advocating for women's rights, human rights and equal rights. This can be a controversial subject worldwide for many reasons, based on identity differences between points of view, your story versus the other story. The pictures capture these conversations. So I chose this picture that was in Washington, D. C. Which was the main march. And then on the right is a photo from New York City, where she's actually marching to the saying, I can't believe I'm marching for fax. So that's her story. Her point of view. How can you change your misunderstandings or misperceptions to one of understanding without judgment? I'd start with what's called the learning conversation. You shift your point of view to support learning about one another. Bi curious, open minded and genuinely interested in the other person that you're communicating with. You share your stories and understand your differences with mutual respect. If you're still at odds with one another, be open to problem solving and resolving the situation together. When it comes to office of World politics, religion, race or gender issues that can cause misunderstandings, I'd recommend that you read difficult conversations. How to discuss what matters most written by members of the Harvard Negotiation Project. I do have, uh, a file for you with Resource Is and it includes books, YouTube videos, websites to visit podcasts, etcetera for more information. So again, I always like to wrap up with the summation about you know what we're learning and very succinct and short form. So conversations concerning conflict or advocacy. What you have learned about objective listening again I always like to give you a clue is that we listen with others in this type of conversation. It's not like subjective listening where you're listening to others or even speaking at one another. This one, you're really listening with the people you're having a conversation with this second level of conversation is around. Distrust versus trust. You want to get to that trust point in the conversation. It's an exchange of different points of view. The ability. Express your feelings without fear of discrimination based on fax in your interpretation of reality. What I call the learning conversation. So the action step, which I'd like you to take it, could take five minutes, just like in the previous module. Just observe and be aware of objective listening when you're having a conversation with others and respect their point of view. Our next section focuses on the third level of effective listening, intuitive listening. 5. 05: Welcome to Module five. Intuitive listening. This is my favorite level of listening. It's like thes two people who are on top of a skyscraper. They have that 360 degree view. When you're listening from this perspective, you are noticing the tone of voice, the body language, the pace, the pauses, the energetic vibration and so on. You pick up on the underlying message. What is being said and what is not being said. I'd love for you to try this exercise with a friend after you finished this module and ask them What's your passion and observe from 360 degrees? Or you could say, What are you passionate about again? Observe how they respond. Talk with them, not to them but with them. Be curious about their passions. See if you get any intuitive hits that you could share that might be helpful for them. Share your observations with your classmates on the discussion board or just discuss it with your loved ones, friends or colleagues. I'm sure you'll have fun with this exercise, and you'll probably have made the person that you had this conversation with very happy. I'll let you know about a personal story that I had. I did this exercise at a leadership workshop in New York, and my partner was a lawyer and a stranger. I did not know her, and I asked her what she was passionate about. At first she was quiet, then started crying. I asked her if she was all right and gave her some Kleenex to wipe her tears and waited a bit in silence. When she calmed down, she told me it was the first time in her life that anyone had ever asked her what she was passionate about. I did not expect this and asked her to tell me more. She started talking faster with animated hand gestures about how she always wanted to be a fashion designer and how she was giving advice to her colleagues on how to make their corporate look more stylish. I thought, Wow! Then I asked her. How could she follow this passion? While still practicing law with a big smile, she said she could take classes in the evenings at F. I T, which is the Fashion Institute of technology in New York City. And since I'm an advocate of blending your passions with your professional life, I asked her. How could she blend her passion for fashion with the legal or corporate world again? With the big smile, she said, I could design clothes for lawyers, have my own boutique firm. That's the long term vision. So I asked her, What can she do? As her first step a baby step in that direction, she said she could act as the fashion advisor at her law firm. I told her, I know someone who did the same but for corporate women, if she, you know, interested in with, like, an introduction to learn how how she could set up her own successful business. So all of this passion and information came out of one question and transform this woman. Of course, I utilize some professional coaching techniques to have her explore in more depth her passion by creating a safe space for her to share with me based on trust, asking powerful questions and listening intuitively picking up on hidden clues through her body language, which led to this transformational conversation. This was a conversation based on a to it of listening as well as talking with her and being of service Co creating a new direction for based on her passion. Beautiful questions based on genuine curiosity contribute to innovative conversations. Again, I highly recommend you to try this exercise with your friends, family or colleagues, and you'll have fun doing it too. Innovative and transformational conversations. I believe these are the best conversations. So what have you learned about intuitive listening? Clue. We listen four others in this type of conversation. The third level of conversation is about exploring others perspectives, developing high trust and achieving transformational results. So again, an action step for you maybe takes 1 to 5 minutes. It's up to you. Observe and be aware of intuitive listening when you're having a conversation with others and co create win win situations. So the summary of three levels of effective listening and conversations, the first level subjective exchange of basic information. It's more about your agenda. The second level objective exchange of different points of view based on respect. The third level intuitive mutual sharing with trust, desire to connect co create transformative conversations. So I love to give you small action steps, and this one is keep practicing, being aware of your different levels of listening while having conversations, I look forward to module six with you. That focuses on the second principle of the foundation of mindful communications, starting with self awareness. Congratulations that you got through the first principle of the foundation of mindful communications, and I'll see you in the next one based on again the second principle. 6. 06: welcome to the second principle of mindful communications. This is about developing awareness of yourself and others tuning into your feelings of your body, your ego, brain or mind and soul and mindfulness. There are two definitions of self awareness. Personal and professional. Personal definition is having conscious knowledge or awareness of your character behavior, feelings, motives and desires with the ability to self regulate and conversations the professional, according to Daniel Goldman, who is an expert on emotional intelligence and who has written many books. And I even have provided a YouTube video for you to watch. In the reference section, he calls self awareness emotional intelligence in business. It's like the business definition of self awareness, its awareness of yourself and others, and how you both impact conversations. Remember back to the three levels of effective listening, how you are listening and also conversing with your friend, your colleague or your family member, and you are both impacting one another as you speak. Self awareness can be learned both personally and professionally. This chart I really like it, was created by Richard Barrett. He wrote a book called Evolutionary Coaching. I highly recommend that you read it and again. It's part of my list in the reference section for you. So self awareness again is tuning in to the feelings of your body and trying to locate where these feelings are in your body. When you're in alignment, your body is energetic, revived or even rested. When you're in misalignment, you're exhausted. Lethargic, sleepy. I'm sure you've seen in the press in the tech industry, where these 20 year olds are absolutely falling asleep at their desks because they're working so hard that they are just exhausted and they need their sleep so they fall asleep right on their computer. I would say that's a wake up call to these companies to be more caring about the workers in their health and well being. So if we move into the ego or the brain or the mind when you're in alignment, you're feeling proud. You have a sense of security safety and you can be competitive. Sports is a great way of being an example of positive competitiveness as well as in the business world. When you're proud of achieving some accomplishment, it's when you want to give yourself a pat on the back. Now, when you're in misalignment that's when you're worried. Have high levels of anxiety. You might be jealous or envious and stressed out. And being self aware is important because as you notice that your in the states of mind, then you can get out of misalignment and shift your energy level into a more positive energy level. And you could do this by being self aware of the so level. Maybe some of you don't believe we have a soul. But just for argument's say, Let's pretend we all have a soul or heart, and this is when you're feeling bliss, happiness, joy, compassion and a good example of being. And bliss is when you've fallen in love with somebody, everything just looks really beautiful all around you. And when you're in a state feeling compassionate towards another, you are in a way being empathetic because you're able to put yourself in their shoes and understand from their point of view and understand their suffering. When you're misalignment, you'll be depressed, withdrawn, sad. None of thes feelings are bad. It's just important to be aware, because if you are depressed or sad, you might want to seek psychological help or if you're just sad. Maybe just having a nice long conversation with a good friend to help you make you feel better. It all goes back to self awareness. And when we're aware of our feelings, if we are at a lower energy of level, say, like being sad or depressed or exhausted, then we can move ourselves up into a higher energy level. There are many tools to do this. It could be exercising, going for a run in the park, Uh, many, many tools. So this is just the beginning of self awareness. I look forward to module seven with you. That further explores self awareness. 7. 07: Welcome to Module seven. Self awareness in this module. You'll actually see a couple of pictures of me in India, and we'll discuss these five tools. I've had a tune into your body, mind and soul. So the five that I'm going to focus on our yoga breath, putting your hand on your heart meditation, automatic writing and journaling. So let's imagine that this woman in this photo just finished many yoga poses and now is in the basic seeded yoga pose meditating in front of the sea. Yoga originated in ancient India, and today there is a broad variety of your love schools and practices. Practicing yoga makes one more flexible, strengthens the muscles and brings peace. When you're interested, Google it to find a place near you to try it out. If you're not yet a yogi, I find personally that yoga grounds and centers me and I feel energized afterwards, which goes back to being in alignment with my body. If you'll remember the previous model, we discussed alignment and misalignment with your body, mind and soul. Yoga helps me to tune into the feeling of my body. Hence self awareness. Let's start by taking three deep breaths to relax or three yarns yawning may be is an easier way to relax, so close your eyes. Relax and inhale or yawn to the count of three, then slowly exhale. Repeat this process two more times. Now put your hand on your heart with your eyes closed and take a couple of more relaxing, depressed or young's. If that is easier for you, think of an issue you'd like some insight about and ask yourself, What would you like me to know now? Try to connect with your heart. The intelligence of your heart almost like bringing the brain down into your heart, connecting the heart brain and listening. It could be listening to what some say that gut feeling or listening to your intuition. I'm going to pause for a few seconds so you could practice and feel the answer with them. This may or may not work the first time. Practice and share your stories with your loved ones, friends and colleagues. You could do the same exercise after meditating or while writing in a journal, which comprises the other ways of connecting with yourself often times when you write in a journal, Insights pour forth as though someone we're talking to you through the writing. Hence the term automatic writing. Remember, if your inner critic comes up, it's your ego. Thank your ego for sharing, but tell your ego you're not interested in what it has to say right now, because a lot of times the ego says mean things to you. So when you have positive and loving thoughts come forth, that's when you're in the zone, and that's a good place to be. That's the intelligence of your intuition talking to you. If you're new to meditation that suggest trying out the headspace AB. And here is a guy listening in a way in a meditative state to his head space. It makes meditation easy. There are many other APS that can assist you to know that you could meditate for a minute, an hour or for hours. You could meditate while walking, playing a sport or working out in the gym. Don't worry if you have thousands of thoughts playing out in your head at first with practice, the thoughts will slow down and you'll become more self aware of your body, mind and soul. There are many tools to assist you becoming self aware. But these are the ones that many people practice daily that have proven to be very effective. In essence, by practicing these methods, you're gaining inter mastery, self awareness, the ability to connect with your intuition or gut feeling. This translates into outer impact or positive impact with interactions with those around you. Because you are more aware and another means of building better relationships both personally and professionally, I look forward to modulate with you that focuses on mindfulness through empathy and compassion. 8. 08: Hi. Welcome to modulate mindfulness, empathy and compassion. I decided to show up live this time. So you know that there is a real teacher behind. Teaching this class so well come from the point of view of Zen Zen Buddhism, the notion of suffering that leads to empathy and compassion and to think about this sentence throughout this module because I have suffered. I learned that so again, I practice Zen Buddhism, and mindfulness is very much a part of Zen Buddhism. And from their point of view, once you figured out you're suffering, you're able to be empathetic and compassionate, and you can relate to others from their point of view. Because you have experienced similar situations, it could be a variety of things. It could be that you're a pilot, and you can discuss you know, everything to do with aviation from a pilot's point of view. Or maybe you have suffered cancer, and you can relate to another person who has suffered a similar type of cancer than you, and you become cancer survivors. In my case, uh, it's a very personal story, and I was abandoned and left by my significant other, and it was heart breaking and I, you know, became very sad and withdrawn because I was really hurting. And then, you know, I started thinking about things, and then I started becoming angry. So we always have these shifts in energy levels, and the 1st 1 usually is. We fall into the sadness, the victim mode, and then we rise into anger, which is actually healthy. And then we get to the second or third level of rationalization. And then we've become more empathetic. Start thinking about their point of view. It takes two to tango. I am responsible for my part in the relationship, and once I understood his point of view and understood my point of view, I was ready to let it go, and that's when the healing occurs. I released the anger, and then I could see both points of view. And then, you know, we each both have our own lives, and we continue on and we have new chapters in our lives. So it's very positive when you think of it from that point of view. So my mind, my mind, said, shifted to this higher, energetic level and going back to the sentence because I have suffered. I learned that love is boundless. So I would say connecting to my heart's wisdom, intuition or the gut feeling, as some people like to call it, uh, was very, very powerful for me, and you're going to have powerful learning experiences, and they're going to be different from mine and your friends and your colleagues and your loved ones. But it's good to explore this type of mindfulness understanding. You are suffering, how it can help you to understand others suffering and sometimes opening up can bring you closer together. So I ask you to reflect on this sentence. Now think about it because I have suffered. I learned that and you fill in the blanks and I cant share it with others because it'll just deep in your relationships with others, and it's going to create more meaningful connections and build better relationships as a result. So now that we've touched upon mindfulness through empathy and compassion, I look forward to module nine with you that is going to focus on mindfulness through self compassion. 9. 09: Hello. Welcome to Module nine. Mindfulness cells. Compassion. We'll discuss briefly how forgiveness goes back to intuitive listening to 360 degree point of view and others points of view, self love and self care, and will also do a summary of inter mastery and outer impact. So self compassion is giving yourself some empathy. In the other sessions, I was talking about being empathetic towards others, walking in their shoes, seeing from their eyes. But this time I wanted to do that for yourself. We have to remember that we've all done the best we can with what we know at the time, so not to punish ourselves. We've all made choices that may have worked out or didn't. Self compassion is about accepting yourself as you are with all the wonderful traits that you have, and even all those perceived weaknesses or weaknesses that you may have. It's about forgiving yourself because wear all not perfect. Remember and learn from things that didn't go your way. Forgive yourself and move forward. I love a quote by Dalai Lama says, Forget the failures keep lessons. So engaging in self care loving yourself, embracing life with love. I do talk a lot about love in the past couple of sessions and now and I do think it's an important concept. So going back to self care, you know, which is, in a way, loving yourself and also the other people that you can be going out to a ball game, getting stoned to go, surfing dinner with caring friends or being with friends on the beach, watching the sunset, whatever you enjoy. And if it gives you pleasure, it can even be, you know, self love and self care. If you're passionate about fashion and you own your own fashion boutique, you love what you're doing. So that is self care and self love. Deep down, many people don't think there enough, therefore undeserving of love. Shift your mindset, say I am enough. I am loveable. Say this every day. If you have those feelings, self care is important. Try to do something positive for yourself every day. If you're journaling right about your experience, we need to love ourselves and have self compassion as well as love others and have empathy and compassion for others. And this always helps in creating better relationships personally and professionally, so This is a summary of inter mastery and outer impact. It starts with self awareness knowing yourself, and then it moves towards empathy and compassion for yourself and others through mindfulness and self awareness, and communicates with others through intuitive listening. In the 360 degree point of view, I ask you to practice with baby steps. These tips are to nudge you onto the path of self awareness, leading to better communications and relationships with others based on empathy and compassion. I look forward to model 10 with you that focuses on the art of civility and its importance in our fast paced and rapidly changing world. 10. 10: Welcome to Module 10. The art of civility We're getting towards the end of the class, and I thought it would be nice to end on this note. So what I mean by civility is smile at people in your life. Listen, with respect going back to the three levels of listening, think before you speak, Don't interrupt the speaker. Be engaged. Show curiosity. Don't be distracted by incoming calls and texts on your cell phone while you're talking to someone who is in your presence, be yourself as you are appreciated as who you are, say a kind word. Be grateful. Civility is important in our fast paced, high tech and rapidly changing world. I live in Manhattan, and often times New Yorkers rush everywhere. They're probably the fastest walkers on the planet. As a result, sometimes people push their way through a crowd. They complain about the slow walking tourists and could be rude. But on the bright side, there are those who are kind who smile at you, say a kind word to you and do a thoughtful deed for you. For example, I live in a skyscraper, and we have this very kind doorman who was so cheerful and brings happiness to everyone he encounters with the simple, happy, happy Monday, ma'am or happy happy Tuesday with the great big smile. Most of us respond with the smile back to him, and we asked about his family. This is civility in a very busy city. It's a simple gesture and can be done by all of us. How about the next time you're in an elevator and instead of staring blankly into empty space or listening to your iPhone, say hello to your neighbor and wish him a nice evening or a good morning? You may have made their day by acknowledging their presence. What can you do to practice the art of civility every day? Being thoughtful and kind is in alignment with mindful communications. So, in essence, how do you want to be remembered? What you say or do is a reflection of who you are, and you are responsible for what you say and do onto others. So I will repeat all these accessibility, along with mindful communications, assist you with being more aware of what you say and do, which is a reflection of who you are. We are all responsible for what we say and do unto others. You don't have to be perfect like I've said before, as none of us are. But at least try to think before you speak. I'd like to ask you to reflect on this question. How do you want to be remembered? It's not a question of your legacy. It's about day to day interactions with your loved ones, friends and colleagues. Do you want to be remembered as the guy who discriminates against women in the workplace or the one who supports women? Think of the me too movement that's going on worldwide, which goes back to objective listening in acknowledging the speaker for his or her point of view and respectfully exchanging different points of view. We're trying to make the world a better place to live in and have better relationships, so continue to be positive and have positive interactions with others. With that said, I look forward to Module 11 with you regarding final thoughts 11. 11: Welcome to Module 11 regarding final thoughts. Conversations based on trust, build rapport and approved relationships. Mindful communications starts with you, then radiates outwards to your circles of influence, personally and professionally. Lead yourself, then others is a leadership skill. Let's transform the world step by step with effective communication skills, a k a conversational intelligence or effective communications. I'd love to be able to start a communications revolution so that we're all having wonderful dialogues with another with one another and creating peaceful resolutions to conflicts and disputes. But that is a whole another problem to think about that we don't need to think about at the moment. So in conclusion you've learned how to become an effective communicator. You explore three types of effective listening skills as a reminder. Subjective, objective and intuitive. You've discovered connecting and communicating with yourself to understand mindful awareness, breath, meditation and suffering. On a lighter note, you've learned about listening, speaking and behaving with civility. Thes blended elements comprise the art of mindful communications. It's been quite a journey. I hope you've been enjoying learning about mindful communications, how to build better relationships and improve your personal and professional life. I look forward to Model 12 which is the last module. And this is where I'll discuss your class project with you. 12. 12: Welcome to Module 12. This is the last session of the class, and where we'll discuss the class project. You can do it in three easy steps. The first step is answer this question. How can mindful communications improve your personal and professional relationships? Second, post your answer to your classes. Project gallery. Third, Reflect and interact with their classmates posts with empathy and compassion. So as this is a wrap up, be sure to leave a good review of this class or a thumbs up. Check out my website, www dot laura Thompson coaching dot com, and sign up for occasional E newsletters and the area of Stay in the loop. Stay connected. Connect with me on social media. You can find links at the bottom of my website. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram linked in and Google. Plus, I look forward to our conversation on various platforms and good luck with your class project. I do want to end a little bit with some fun. I love Snoopy, and there was, ah, error where he was Joe. Cool. My message to you would be do more of what makes you happy. Be yourself. No one can say you're doing it wrong, though I thank you very much for going along on this journey with me and learning and growing together. And I am most grateful to have didn't in this endeavor with you, so in gratitude.