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Friday, February 01, 2008

Something to think about, not for the hard men of business


No one thanks anyone anymore. It's disgusting. And rude. And arrogant. Just say thank you! Say thank you!
Say thank you to the postman.
Say thank you to your boss.
Say thank you to your employees.
Say thank you to your son or daughter's teacher.
Say thank you to someone who just made photocopies for you.
Say thank you to the person who just bought you lunch.
Say thank you to whomever puts up with your insanity on a daily basis.
Say thank you to your parents.
Say thank you to the guy who just ripped your movie ticket stub.
Say thank you to the woman who just served you.
Say thank you to the person who just spit in your face!

Just say thank you. Make it a habit to say thank you constantly, and you might start to realize that people are constantly regarding you more highly than ever before.
Take a moment to write a thank you note to every one of your clients. To every one who has ever sent you a gift. To every one who has helped you in some way.
Heck, in this day and age, even just sending a quick ten-second text message would be more appreciation than most people receive in an entire year.

If you truly want to become the type of person that others want to meet and work with... start saying thank you! ALL THE TIME! Just get over your own ego and sense of self-worth and start showing some appreciation for the work of others, and?wild notion?you might start to see that these same people start to show some appreciation for what you do, and begin making a more concerted effort to work with you.

Don't wait for others to show appreciation before showing yours. That is a backwards notion. SOMEONE has to set the ball in motion, and as a guerrilla, it should be you. Go ahead, and take the 'thank you' plunge. Once you start doing it, it'll become an addiction and a habit, and you'll start to wonder why you didn't start saying thank you sooner.
Oh, and lest you think you already say thank you often enough: YOU DON'T! Trust us. You don't. No one does. And that is the whole point.
TRADITIONAL NETWORKING: Hoping others will thank you.
GOOD NETWORKING: Thanking them first.

content from "Conrad Levinson and Monroe Mann"



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