Twenty Things We Should Say More Often (Part 13)

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Today we are going to talk about #9 on our list of things we should say more often.

You’re so awesome…I named my dog (boat) after you

                                    …I legally changed my name to yours

Just tell people they are awesome and mean it

Well, this seems a little silly doesn’t it?  No one really wants a dog or even a boat named after them.  The heart of the idea is the last statement.  We should tell people they are awesome and mean it.  Notice that there are two parts to this statement.

First, we should tell people that they are awesome.  You don’t have to use the actual word awesome, but make a point to tell people that you care about them and really appreciate them.  Tell them that you think that they are special.

The second part is to mean it.  People ask other people how they are doing, but do they really mean it?  Do they really want to know how that person is?  Most people just use this as a casual acknowledgement statement.  You ask how some one is doing and the other person says “fine” and you both keep going on your merry way.  But what if we really did care about how things were going?  What if we were willing to stop and spend 10 minutes out of our busy day to really let someone explain how they were really doing?  It would seem sort of strange wouldn’t it?

Make it a point to mean what you tell people.  If you give someone a compliment, mean it.  Most of our communication is done non-verbally.  If we say something and don’t mean it, people will know.  An insincere compliment is worse than no compliment at all.

Our assignment this week is to find at least two people that you care about and tell them that you care about them and appreciate them.  When you say it, mean it.  It could make their day.  Life is too short not to tell people how much you appreciate them.

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One Response to Twenty Things We Should Say More Often (Part 13)

  1. Jill Ford says:

    AMEN

    Jill E. Ford, Sr. Mary Kay Consultant

    Triple “J” Farm

    7830 Ansborough Ave

    Waterloo, Ia 50701

    Cell# (319)404-4652

    http://www.marykay.com/jford7

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