Ahad, 17 Mei 2015

How To Become a Better Person

Now I’d like to propose something.  I’d like to propose that you make up your mind, right here and now, to actually do this tomorrow – just as an experiment.  You don’t have to tell anyone what you’re up to, you don’t have to recruit others to do it with you and you don’t need to make a big deal out of it.  Just wake up with the attitude that no matter what happens throughout the day, you are going to give your life the very best you have to offer! You are going to live your life in a way that makes you want to be a better person.

 below are seven great lessons that I learned from him:
  1)   Stop making excuses. . . It costs too much money, it’s too risky, I don’t have time, I’m too old, I’m too young. . . . When he was 92, my grandfather decided he should be working out. He got a membership at a gym (thankfully, attached to a hospital) and went (walker and all) regularly. If there is something you want to do then do it.

2)   Everyone is important. At his funeral, a trainer who worked at the gym came. The guys who owned a pizza shop where Popop used to eat lunch once a week showed up. Popop made friends everywhere. He treated everyone well, because everyone deserves to be treated well. Don’t be in so much of a rush that you can’t treat people well.

3)   Send postal mail to someone you love. There’s something about a letter; it says you took the time because you care. I vividly remember getting a letter with my membership to the Smokey the Bear Club when I was in elementary school, because my grandfather thought I’d like it. When I started my business, my grandparents sent me Boston Market coupons, because “every little bit helps.” They also sent articles they thought would be interesting. Take two minutes to send something to someone you love. Even a handwritten note that says, “I was thinking of you,” will make a difference in their day.

4)   Seek out opportunities to be helpful. My grandfather was always giving out my business cards, and trying to find me clients. When his dentist called about opening a franchise, it wasn’t the best use of my time, but I loved that my grandfather never went a day without looking for a chance to help.

5)   You can be a hero every day, with the little things that help others – open a door for someone, help them with their packages, ask how they’re doing, introduce them to someone else. My grandfather was a hero to a lot of people. We can be heroes too.

6)   Pay attention. For an old guy he had a great memory. Even into his 80s, if I told him I had a big meeting coming up, he’d ask me how it went the next day. Listen to what people say and care enough to follow up – even if you need to write down the follow-up date in your calendar.

7)    Be interested. This goes beyond just being a good listener. When someone you love is interested in something, embrace it with zeal. How many 90 year olds are calling their grandkids to tell them “I just read an article about blogs and thought it would be important to your business.

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