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Monday, September 21, 2009

5 Get Ahead Ideas

  1. Be friendly to people who may not seem to "count." Chances are they do count, and you simply don't realize it yet.

  2. Ask questions, or at least listen more than you talk. You'll appear smarter, in part, because of all the things you'll learn.

  3. Say "please" and "thank you" very often. You'll seem nicer than you probably are.

  4. Be "quick" to apologize. That means both doing it sooner than later and getting it over with fast. Don't dwell on the mistake.

  5. Actually do and repeat the four previous ideas!!! - Mike Brown




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4 comments:

TODD SCHNICK said...

Great things to think about. Seem simple, yet they are profound. Thanks for sharing!

Leslie said...

Things our mothers taught us...and they are very smart women!

AbhinavatST said...

You should also write a self-help or personal lifestyles blog, because I've seen some tips that apply to many areas - not just business.

These ones in particular are a great baseline way to open doors that would probably have remained closed, if your demeanor was neutral, apathetic, and definitely if negative.

Mike Brown said...

Thanks for the comments on this post.

Never fails to amaze me...simple posts often elicit the most attention. Received a number of tweets throughout the day on this from folks (such as yourselves) that I really respect. Very humbling.

It was only tonight that I noticed #1 also showed up in a slight variation in a post from last week: http://bit.ly/3OBUD0

I guess when someone ignores me when she doesn't know me and gushes 2 hours later when she finds out who I am, makes it all seems pretty hollow (although it does make for a great story).