Take time to listen
Pope Francis is visiting Philadelphia this weekend. While I am not Catholic, I am excited to listen to and be in the presence of a world leader. One of my sisters is traveling with me, as excited as I am, while another cannot understand our fascination. Officials are advising that it may take hours to pass through security barriers. It will be a long day, but it will be worth it.
Pope Francis is by far the most progressive pope yet. His ideals and policy changes show that he is in touch with the average follower’s concerns. They show his human side. I am interested in his decisions and I want to learn more about him.
This year of traveling to trade shows has taught me there is so much more to learn. I used to go to conferences and attend the networking events and expos, but never stopped to listen to the speakers. They are interesting people with stories and knowledge to share. Whether you agree with them or not, they may have experience you can probably learn from. You only need to make the time to listen.