Trust Me On This

“Trust me. I’m in sales.” “The check’s in the mail.” “I won’t tell anyone.” “Don’t you believe me?” All of these statements and questions are asking others to put their trust in the person doing the asking. Why would one person trust another? Would you believe a stranger who walked up to the you on the street and asked you to trust him? I’m guessing not. Would you believe a close friend who had never steered you wrong in your long relationship? I’m thinking yes, you would. When you are not quite a total stranger to someone, yet not his…

Do Not Undertake to Underestimate

Are you guilty of underestimating people on occasion? I know I am, and, I often discover, to my own detriment. It’s easy to do, though, isn’t it? Judging a book by its cover, making a snap decision about someone else’s abilities without any reasonable evidence, having your mind closed to unexpected possibilities. Sometimes in life, people rise to your expectations of them. Similarly, if you have low expectations, people tend to meet them as well. How can you find out for sure if you are underestimating the abilities of another person? Perhaps pursue that evidence I just mentioned…Ask a question,…

The Road to Prosperity is Paved with Good Deeds

Call it Karma, call it Paying It Forward, call it Doing Unto Others, call it whatever you like, but doing nice or helpful things for other people will come back to you eventually. I’m not proposing you do for others while neglecting yourself, your family or your company! You should not to “give til it hurts.” Often, it is the little things that count, not spending money. Holding the door for someone whose hands are full with coffee and a briefcase. Getting someone a condolence card after the loss of a pet Offering to take “the new guy” to lunch…