Archive for November, 2010
Over the years, the most successful and happiest people I have known all shared one trait in common—they were incredibly thankful. They had an attitude of gratitude.
It’s so easy to complain. To grouse. To compare. To whine. To be unhappy.
But stop and think…
- We live in the greatest country the world has ever known
- We have friends and family all around us
- We have more than enough to eat and nice places to live
- We have a tremendous company to work for and great people to work with
- We are free and safe and prosperous
So, while all of us experience some bad things from time to time, there is always good to be found. There is always something to be thankful for. There is always room for an attitude of gratitude.
This week, while we celebrate my favorite holiday, take time to remember all the amazing ways that God has blessed us, our families, our company, and our nation!
I checked into my flight online in Minneapolis and instead of printing my boarding pass I had it sent to my iPhone. From the received QR code (kind of like a square barcode) I could simply place my screen against a scanner to get through security, into the Crown Room, and onto the plane.
But necessary? Only minimally green and, thus far, not really a practical improvement over the paper boarding pass.
Beware of cool solutions that are just that cool but overkill.
Sometimes simpler really is better.
For many prospects and even customers, a visit from a sales rep is about as welcome as a political ad (and if you are like me you are ready to hurl from so much “advertising”).
So why are we so unwelcome? Because we make the call all about us—just like a politician. I’ll do this. I’ll do that. I’m better here. I’m cheaper there.
How about a different approach? Make your visit ALL ABOUT THEM. Learn about their business, their role, their goals, their challenges.