I read a story about a man who lived in the Netherlands many years ago. h was deformed and grotesque and most people would not even look at him the lone exception was one young woman who always smiled at him. Years later the man died and nobody knew it but the man had considerable wealth and ,he left everything to the one person who treated him with kindness who was the young woman who smiled at him .
This is a story told about a young salesmen many years ago and it was under the heading of going the extra mile. It was raining one day and an elderly lady went into a furniture store and the experienced salesmen knew they were not going to make a sale to her ,so they passed her off to a young inexperienced salesman. As expected she told the young man she was not there to buy on this day. His attitude toward her did not change and he was courteous and kind to her. A while later the woman…Continue
Zig Ziglar tells of how his group was having a workshop and went out to dinner that night and decided to put something they learned into practice. Their waiter was an excellent server, He was polite and attentive without becoming familiar and they were impressed with him. Each of them wrote a sentence on a piece of paper about the man, something like I like John because. They left it at the table and after they left the restaurant the waiter appeared and as Zig put it he broke down and He…Continue
I have been reading some criticisms of Goal setting recently and some seemed valid such as a long term goal can, be anxiety provoking all or nothing,too futuristic and not enough present orientation. In an article James Clear (www.jamesclear.com) wrote he believes it is best to forget about goal setting and focus on the process. That means concentrating on the journey not the destination. I am not advocating throwing out goal setting entirely because…Continue
I first learned of personal coaching a number of years ago. I got a letter form an organization headed by a motivational speaker whose name you would likely recognize if I gave it. The Representative said the problem with Motivatonal tapes is there is no accountability present. I also thought that it sounded like a good possibility. The price for this coaching was pretty steep. This Rep. gave me a spiel about a homeless Man who sold aluminum cans to pay for his coaching. i became…Continue