The Power of Nice

Please don’t take this wrong, but if you’re a jerk or a bully or have a bad attitude, you should read this very closely. People like nice people. People want to do business with nice people. Being nice can be a powerful strategy. And when you’re nice and work at being nice, you’ll probably live longer. I can’t prove that last part, but it makes sense.

Legendary speaker and personal development expert Zig Ziglar is famous for saying, “You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” He went on to say, “If you deal with everyone with the true purpose of helping them, then you will be rewarded. The rewards will be friends and valuable contacts for life. Another important reward is that you’ll be paid handsomely.” So, drop your ego and listen, understand and care about those around you. This doesn’t mean you’ll be weak and taken advantage of throughout life.

On the contrary, you’ll be known as a caring yet hard-charging leader who simply gets things done. A significant part of being nice includes understanding the word Thank You! It is magical when you use it in every facet of life. It’s magic because the words thank you, seem to be phasing out of the human lexicon. Unfortunately, it is not a phrase that is used nearly enough. But that’s why it’s such a secret to success. If no one is using it and you are known as one of the few who knows its power, then people will migrate to you. A simple Thank you just screams appreciation, and everyone wants to be appreciated. Showing appreciation through a simple phrase can become a powerful tool in our success arsenal.

If you haven’t checked lately, you might note that there is no big S on your chest. You are not Superman. You will need help and advice along the way. So, don’t be afraid to ask for it. When you help people get what they want, that alone turbo-charges those around you to be more open to helping you get what you want.

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