Neil Tambe

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I'm a Detroiter who happens to enjoy writing, national parks, orange juice, the performing arts, and fanciful socks. More than anything though, I aspire to be a good husband, father, and citizen.

Advice sought: How to encourage?

I’ve come to a hard-earned conclusion that redirecting what’s praised is not a good way to change the destructive praise-centric culture we live in. Instead, I intend to focus more on encouraging others, and being encourageable. An encouragement-centric culture is one with trade offs that seem more manageable to me.

But I’m a little lost. I never really had a ton of encouragement, nor did I ever really practice it consciously. When it comes to encouragement, I don’t have much practical, explicit knowledge.  

So all y’all out there that do - coaches, teachers, camp counselors, pastors, and more - could you share some practical advice on how to effectively encourage others? What about your reflections on how to be encourageable?

Any good books or videos? Everything I found online is pretty generic. 

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