The doctor handed him a prescription for blood pressure and anxiety medication. He looked at the physician, and asked him how it will help.
The doctor began to explain how the medicine works, and the man interrupted. “I understand why you want me to take the medicine, but my problem is I can’t find a job that will pay the Bill’s. My wife and kids are not only waiting for me in the car, but we live in it too.”
The physician paused and realized that what he needed to provide was not simply pieces of paper.
Do you ever offer advice without knowing what is really needed? Has it ever happened to you?
Stop – Ask – Listen – then offer support. You’ll make a real difference.