If there is one absolutely immutable fact that can’t be denied about successfully interacting with other people, it is that the more interesting or entertaining you make that interaction, the more that person will remember you, and seek future interactions with you.
James Arthur Ray uses a phrase in many of his presentations: “It’s not what you do, it’s HOW you do it”, and he has several very entertaining examples of how he has witnessed that concept in his dealings with others.
In fact, he proves the concept beyond a shadow of a doubt by telling these stories in such a fun and interesting way that you want to watch him do it over and over again. It’s not so much the story that is entertaining as it is the WAY that he tells it.
Joe Hauckes over at the Working at Home on the Internet blog brings up a similar concept in his post about how and where your personality or your ego fit into your business dealings. My answer to that is that your personality IS your business, while your ego needs to check itself at the door.
There have been repeated examples of how people have either done business with or done repeated business with someone because of the way that the business owner treated them.
There are probably even more examples of how people have STOPPED doing business with people because of something that the business did wrong. An excellent and horrific example of this is the Bank of America fiasco that was posted over at Boing Boing and many other locations on the ‘net. To date, Bank of America has lost over $50 MILLION DOLLARS because they made a stupid mistake with one of their customers!
All of that being said, these concepts do not just apply to businesses. We have all known people that made us smile, laugh, or maybe just feel comfortable or at peace, and what happened? We wanted to see those people again!
On the flip side, we’ve all known people who “rubbed us the wrong way”, and not only do we not want to see them, but we will sometimes go out of our way NOT to see them!
The concept of handling your life with STYLE is one that I bring up because the majority of us are simply not doing it, and in many cases it is a large part of why we are meeting with limited success in life, both in business as well as in our personal lives.
Life throws so many different things at us that we spend most of our time just dodging bullets when what we really need to be doing is shooting off our own happy pills.
There is no doubt whatsoever that the Law of Attraction is working on our lives at all times – whether we want it to be or not. So, if we are running around just dodging bullets all the time and not taking any time to be happy and become deliberate creators of our lives, then we will simply attract more of doing exactly that.
However, if we proactively go out of our way to treat people well (customers as well as friends and family), if we do our very best to provide a great experience for the people that we interact with, and if we keep up a positive and upbeat demeanor, then guess what the Law of Attraction will bring us?
More of that positive energy!
We get out of life exactly what we put into it. If that is simply reacting to the negativity that surrounds us, then all we will have is a life full of reacting to negativity. I’m here to tell you that at least at this point in the game, there is plenty of that to go around already.
I’m not saying that in order to perpetuate the negativity, but to illustrate the fact that if you want to start deliberately creating a life that is abundant in every way, there is more than enough room for you to stretch your “positive wings” and make it happen!
I am very grateful to be witnessing the fact that our society as a whole is on the edge of a major breakthrough in enlightenment that will be akin to us crawling out of the Dark Ages. The thanks for that fact goes to countless individuals, not the least of which being the army of bloggers, forum posters, and article writers on the Internet who are out there every day spreading the good word.
For you Americans, this whole process works in a similar fashion to voting. It may seem like one vote won’t make a difference, but in the grand scheme of things, one vote can make ALL the difference!
That same thing applies to you interacting with the people in your life using some high-octane personality that will keep them coming back to interact with you again and again. If you impress even ONE person today with your attitude, and that person captures your magic and passes it on to one person, and then that person catches it and passes it on, and so on and so on it goes…
Someone once said that you could network with the entire world if you only knew the right 20 people.
I don’t know about you, but I sure know 20 people, and each one of them would say that I’ve usually got a smile on my face. Can you say the same?