I have been reading this book by DALE CAARNEGIE " How to Win Friends & Influence People", and I have learnt that everyone no matter who they are, likes to be recognized, treated with some respect, importance, if you know what I mean.....
Have you notice that as humans we tend to like people who treat us in a special way? And We don't like people who treat us as though we are not important. I will like to share this little story:
"Hall Caine a poor blacksmith's son, loved sonnets and ballets; so he devoured all of Dante Gabriel Rossetti's poetry. He even wrote a lecture chanting the praises of Rossetti's achievements- and sent a copy to Rossetti himself. Rossetti was delighted. "Any young man who has just an exalted opinion of my abilities", Rossetti probably said to himself, " must be brilliant". So Rossetti invited the blacksmith's son to come to London and act as his secretary. That was the turning point in Hall Caine's life, for, in his new position, he met the literary artists of the day. Profiting by their advice and inspired by their encouragement, he launched upon a career that emblazoned his name across the sky.
His home, Greeba castle, on the Isle of Man, became a Mecca for tourists from the far corners of the world, and he left a multimillion dollar estate. Yet who knows he might have died poor and unknown had he not written an essay expressing his admiration for a famous man.
Have you noticed how people become more welcoming when you genuinely flatter them. Like i saw a friend of mine today and I loved his yellow shirt, by a Nigerian designer NACK. I told him genuinely that I loved his shirt. You will not believe this he is now a prospective client. HMM he may never have considered doing business with me, if I had just said "hi and walked away".
The life of many a person could probably be changed if only someone would make him feel important"
N/B: Try making someone feel important this week. Genuinely be interested in the next person by your side. Compliment their hair, their clothes, the way they smile, their output at work and see how they will react.
Do have a nice week and make the most of it.