How do I love To Do Lists? Let me count the ways, or at least write a list of them! Is there a better feeling than crossing off an item on a list? I’d be hard pressed to think of many, especially if a person is determined and focused. Some things you need to do everyday, so why not write them down and cross them out as you do them? That way, you are already on your way to increased productivity as you get that adrenaline rush of having accomplished goals. This breeds the desire to do more, to achieve more,
Here is a lost art…the art of truly listening. Tumultuous times like these may provide an impetus for people to speak in order to make themselves feel better. Perhaps they are commiserating about the economy, perhaps they are looking for advice or ideas on how to improve sales or save money, maybe they just want to vent. Here’s an idea…JUST LISTEN! Listening is a true skill, and not always an easy one. There are so many “triggers” in a conversation that make you want to jump right in and make a comment. You have some knowledge of what is being
Trying times often ferret out who’s got their manners screwed to them tightly, and who is just being buffeted by the winds of chance. Don’t let the recession sour your outlook so much so that your good manners slip. On the contrary, with some of your newly-found extra time, how about improving your manners… WRITE A THANK YOU NOTE! That’s right…a good, old-fashioned, hand-written thank you note. TO WHOM DO YOU WRITE IT? How about ANYONE! A new client, an old client, a special vendor, a prospect, a business associate, a boss, an employee, your mailman, your great aunt, whomever!