Interested In Others

The more you are interested in others the more interesting they’ll find you.To be interesting, be interested. — Ryan Hawk.
The above concerns learning more about someone you want to know, but it also applies to your competition or opponent. The more one knows about the person standing across from you on a field of play or in business the better.
When I first started my law practice I watched a save older lawyer spend the first hour of a deposition of the plaintiff in a personal injury case learning about her childhood days and background. He asked about her grandmother and how she was raised much to the frustration of the opposing attorney, He later explained to me that he did this because many times the plaintiff who shows up in the courtroom isn’t the same person who is at her deposition. Besides he said, “I wanted her to think I was more interested in her than her own counsel. It would prove to be helpful when it was time to talk settlement.”
I digressed. We learn a lot about ourselves when we listen to others speak about themselves.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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