One Plus

One Plus

I could actually write this post in about 30 words but Nick needs 500.

If there is only one plus that does the most good for me it is “Thank You” .  Say it.  Mean it.  Live it.  The courtesy your Mamma taught you will take you a long way.

Plus one is such a great concept, and now that Jon Olson has codified his system in Plus One Success it is a simple practice to grasp and execute.  Simple, but not easy. Just do one thing more every day, and in his system, rinse and repeat after 30 days. Simple.

But I’m busy (or at least like to appear that way) and I don’t always have time to read or act on something new every day.  It’s just too much some days.

So I’m going to share the one Plus that has taken me the farthest in my life, the one that I have a chance of doing every day.  Say thank you.

It’s pretty easy, actually.  I’ve been doing it so long that I don’t have to think about it very much, it just sort of pops out most of the time.  And I just can’t tell you how far that simple phrase has carried me in life.  From service in a restaurant to getting parts after hours to having people notice me in TE land, it’s all come from one source.

Common Courtesy.  A practice that is unfortunately not so common these days.  I’m not so sure it ever was, but particularly in the world we live in today.  And even more particularly in the on line world where “I’ll never see her” or “He doesn’t know who I am” or “I am anonymous”  is the norm, the need for courtesy seems to be dead.  It isn’t.

Most of us in TE land are in the service industry in some way.  We want people to ‘buy our stuff’ which might simply translate as ‘let me serve you’.  We want people to ‘know like and trust us’ might really be ‘I can provide better service than any of these other guys..and will’  We want to be known:  ‘Look at me!  I provide this service which will solve this problem’!

Service in this case is a derivative of “To Serve”  or “To Wait On”.  To provide something like a servant would.  To serve the needs of.

Saying Thank You is a part of that service.  A genuine thank you is the grease that all of commerce slides on.  Common courtesy is the grease that keeps the bearings of business from freezing up and stopping.  Thank you supplies the lubrication that builds and grows friendships.  A simple thank you can take you all the way to the top!

When I started this, I said I could write this post in 30 words.  It actually took 35.  Here is the first paragraph again:

If there is only one plus that does the most good for me it is “Thank You” .  Say it. Mean it.  Live it.  The courtesy your Mamma taught you will take you a long way.

I’m just sayin’

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