HELLO THERE HONEY........
Someone once said to me that you attract more flies with honey than vinegar. It’s a weird analogy (who really wants to catch a fly?) – but I get what it is saying, and I absolutely agree with the principle.
I was also told that the louder you shout the more you get, and I couldn’t disagree with that more.
When I think back to the younger me, I do cringe slightly. Way back then I could have been described as hard-nosed and a bit black and white.
Now don’t get me wrong – I am in no way a push over, but time and experience has taught me that a respectful, calm, clear, courteous, and unemotional approach will always achieve more and make for a fruitful and pleasant interaction for everyone involved.
It sounds so simple, but it still surprises me that not everyone conducts themselves in a respectful way when it comes to business relationships.
Business (and life!) is all about people and how we interact. It can be stressful enough without adding to the pressure by poor communication skills.
I am still learning but I try to remember – reach for the honey -not the vinegar!