Making others feel specialMonica Collins
If someone were to ask us what we value most, I’m sure that our relationships with our friends and family would come in close to the top of the list. But for most of us—myself included—the way we allocate our time doesn’t always reflect this.
At some level, we all know that the way we spend our time reveals our priorities, much more than merely what we say or think.
Maybe it’s true that we don’t always have the luxury of writing frequent, long personal emails, but we can all make a more conscious effort to show people that they matter and that they’re special.
- Make a note of the important events in her life and ask her how the events went.
- Give her a specific and genuine compliment.
- Praise her in front of other people.
- If she’s telling a story to a group and she gets cut off for some reason, be the first person to ask her to continue telling it.When you first call her on the phone, ask if it’s a good time for her to talk.
- Don’t multi-task while you’re on the phone. She’ll be able to tell
- Write her a thank-you note. (we can help with some awesome stationery)
- Don’t play with your cell phone while you’re with her. At the very least, put your phone on the table with the screen facing down.
- Buy her a gift for no apparent reason. (our confetti crates are perfect for that)
- Give her a big smile when you see her. Show her that her presence makes your day.
- Tell her “Good job!” when she does something well.