Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 at
Sarah was popular in High School. She rapidly climbed the corporate ladder. A social magnet at networking events. She found the love of her life.
Why? What made her different than the dozens of others who floundered in High school and washed out in the business world?
Was it looks? Not necessarily.
Was it good conversation skills?
Her success could be traced back to one quality. Something her dad instilled in her.
A tactic she used 24/7.
The same quality that anyone can start applying in less than 30 seconds. Apply it and people instantly will take notice.
Here it is.
Sarah was cheerful all the time.
Cheerful is “noticeably happy and optimistic.”
Who wants to be around a sad, unhappy, pessimistic person? Sad, unhappy, pessimistic people.
Put on a cheerful attitude. Be optimistic and you’ll instantly shine!
You’ll be a light in a world of pessimism and unfriendly people.
Though cheerfulness is powerful, it needs to be used wisely or it can irritate people. This minor risk pales in comparison to the power of cheerfulness.
Put on a cheerful attitude.
Sarah chose to be cheerful and it changed her life. Will you?
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 at
Three of us were standing in a circle chatting. Jim walked up. Instantly we knew he was having a rough day. His eyes showed it and his posture was slumped.
Chris asked, “Hi Jim. How are you?”
Jim said, “Disappointed my team lost.”
At this moment Chris could have said dozens of zingers and comebacks.
“Your Surprised? Your Team ______.”
“At least they were not blown out.”
“They deserved to lose.”
“It’s just a football game.”
But no. He used two words.
Two words which you should always use in this situation. Two which will make you likable and nearly compel people to enjoy being around you.
Chris said, “I’m Sorry”.
Then followed up with what was the score? Then more empathy.
Jim instantly brightened up!
Every day people around us are having bad days or hear some bad news. Could be minor. Could be major.
Just starting with “I’m Sorry” will brighten their day and help you connect with others.
Try it and let me know the results.