Words have the power to change and motivate us. It is through it that we learn to connect with one another and find comfort in knowing that we are doing just fine. Ken shares the importance of praise and giving people who mattered to you that nudge and affirmation. It boosts not only their morale but also your gross revenue because they would be inspired to take on their day and do better. Show you care and let people know they are awesome.
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Raise Gross Revenue Through Praise
One of my mentors, David Corbin, called me. He said, “You’re known in your tagline for running around telling people they’re awesome and even stating the phrase, ‘You’re a good person.’ Here’s what I’m to ask you, next time you say to somebody, ‘You’re awesome, tell him why,’ the next time you say, ‘You’re a good person,’ tell him why.” I took that to heart. I sat down and I typed my wife an eight-page letter telling her dozens of reasons of why I love her. Then I called three people in my life, one of them being my daughter and just out of the blue for no reason, I told them exactly why I thought they’re awesome. I’m going to beg of you to take a moment out of your busy schedule and call a couple of people you love dearly that have nothing to do with your business. Tell them or write to them exactly why you think you love them or they’re awesome. I do think the ones close to you should be in writing so that could be an anchor for them the rest of their life, especially if it’s kids. For those that work with you, why not take it a mission and even calendar an “attaboy.” Maybe every week, you give somebody an “attaboy.” You don’t say, “You’re great, you’re awesome,” but you tell them exactly why you catch them doing something good.
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Because you have no idea sometimes how much people are craving your words of affirmation, how much people are waiting for that phone to ring for you to give them a little nugget that they’re doing the right thing, that they’re doing a good job. One of my next book that’s coming out is Money is the Seventh Thing, meaning that of the top ten reasons people stay at a company for more than two years, the pay or salary is the seventh thing. The first six are emotional. Feeling part of a team, their voices heard, knowing that their opinion matters. Why don’t you leaders out there, no matter where you are in the world and what your traditions are or are not for complimenting people, touching people verbally like that, throw those out the window and reach out to somebody. Give them a sincere compliment. Tell them exactly why you love them. Tell them exactly why they’re doing a great job. Maybe calendar a notation once a week or once a month to reach out to those that are important to you and why you care about them.
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