Everyone knows that the flu comes along with a fever, chills, aches and pains and even vomiting but they say the vomiting is usually in children. Well I have appreciated and loved my inner child . . . up until now.
Could you understand why I might be feeling like this.
1 Plus 1 Equals 1
So why did I decide to get myself out of bed and write this blog?
First the blog usually helps me. If you’ve been a reader over the last few months you’ve witnessed it enable me to cope with some terrible events that have unfolded in my life.
Secondly, and most importantly, it helps others. it seems mostly everyone can use some encouragement, empathy, inspiration, a shoulder to cry on, or motivation.
The Song Remains the Same
This tells us that we all have commonalities. We all experience the following:
- Pain and happiness
- Comedy and tragedy
- Hopes and defeats
- Likes and dislikes.
We are all interconnected in one way or another. The sooner we realize it, the better off we will all be at interacting with, and understanding one another.
Think about it. Could you be more successful if you sought out those commonalities in potential friends, a spouse or clients? Whether the connection is business or personal, people want to deal with people who are similar to themselves. They will always feel more comfortable that way, than any other way. People usually respond to people who are like them, and mostly everyone is like them, to a certain degree. Now I’m not saying invite the state penitentiary over for tea and cookies but you could always bring the tea and cookies there. They would appreciate the treat as much as anyone.
Seek and You Shall Find
It’s very simple to figure out what other people like. Look at what they’re wearing or what they’re doing. Have you ever walked into someone’s office where they have golf desk accessories or a picture of them with their family on a vacation? Look at how many people have “connected” on Facebook due to Farmville or Mafia Wars. How hard is it to determine if you like the same sports? The same food? The same TV show? Well, it’s really not difficult at all, but it does take effort. And it’s well worth it.
Go out of your way to get to know someone this week, interact with them on a personal level and keep in mind what Earl Nightingale said . . .
“Treat everyone you meet as if they were the most important person on earth, because to them, they are!”
Rock Star Life Coach & Sales Trainer