Being Bruce -: Relationship Marketing Tip #17– Be Positive, For Sure!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Relationship Marketing Tip #17– Be Positive, For Sure!

I have to hold back my enthusiasm for this tip, because it's so important, so strong, and (should be) so easy that I'm inclined to go on and on.

Here's the deal: When you are positive in attitude and about others, it makes you feel better, makes others feel better, and therefore is good for your relationships and your business.

If you go into a negative space, everyone loses. And [dramatic pause], what do we call people who lose? Exactly. So don't do it.

You know it does no good to whine, to complain, to be negative about the world in general or the economy or business or pretty much anything. But there's more you should think about and decide to implement.

Make a point of only being positive, and let it show:
• Don't diss others, to their face or behind their back.
• Don't back stab.
• Don’t use sarcasm.
• Don’t set up people so they look silly or fail.

Please, please, please remember that what you deal out to others comes back to you, maybe not from the same person or at the same time. But if you have a habit of back stabbing others and are known for it, you'll get the same treatment - count on it.

Now, can you be perfect? Of course not. But if you slip and get negative on occasion, notice it, renew your commitment to be positive, and move on. Don't dwell on your mistake - that's self-serving and negative in itself.

Even writing about this feels bad to me. But I'll get over it and move on.