There are those that care and there are those that pretend to care. I understand we are all selfish at some level, but does your selfisness out weigh your genuine care for others? Putting others first can be beneficial in many ways and I want to share some key tips on what this can do in these arenas.
Give people the opportunity to sample your competence and character.
Jobseekers:Do you volunteer? Give others the opportunity to see what you can do? Who you are when you volunteer or participate in sports is who you are. Do you stay connected with past professors and old friends? Do you nurture connections with new contacts? Do you say thank you and do you notice people, listen to them and value them.
Entrepreneurs:Do you give exemplary customer service? Understand that “good service” is to be expected — it’s not unique and sometimes it’s not even memorable. Yet, great service provides others the opportunity to see that you do what you say you’re going to do. The statement, ‘the difference between ordinary and extraordinary is a just a little extra” holds true.
2. Genuinely care.
Take the time to learn what’s important to others. Listening to others can unearth valuable information into what’s important to someone, what drives them and what drives them crazy.
Do you ask how you can help them? What you can do to make this process easier for them? What’s important to them? What matters most?
3. Authentically appreciate those you’re grateful for.
How often do you stop and express your appreciation for someone? I’m not talking about a quick ‘thank you’ text or a short email and not even an automated e-card. What I’m referring to is a genuine thank you. It could be simple as a quick, handwritten thank you note. It could be knowing what they’re struggling with the most and helping them out or sending resources (books, knowledge, contacts) their way to assist. It’s slowing down long enough to notice someone, value exactly what you appreciate about them, genuinely expressing that value and engaging them.
What can you do this week to show value to others?
Blessings Coach Milton
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