With the two hours per day you spend on Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., think about the orphan who’d love to have spent that time by your side.
- Learning from you.
- Playing with you.
- Fine. Posing for selfies with you that you can post to your various social media accounts.
So put down the phone.
And go adopt a dog.
Have you seen this? I’ll send it to you.
No you won’t.
Unless you do it immediately after we talk, you’re not gonna. And then you look like an ass for breaking a simple promise.
Send the links immediately.
Or don’t say you will.
Here’s how to like anybody:
Act as if today is their last day.
Now their annoying, obnoxious, stubborn behavior will evoke a different feeling.
[this is another gem from Sivers]
Think of your words like stuff you’d throw onto soil.
Are you they like seeds? You know, helping create something that will grow.
Or are they garbage? Destroying the land and bumming every one out.
Don’t give advice unless someone asks for it.
And when they do, don’t give it right away.
Make them ask twice.
Your earnings are a pretty good indication of how useful you are to people.
So think of it how you want.
- A justification for wanting to make money? Cool.
- A measurement for how useful you are to people? Fine, too.
- A strategy for building a business? Great.
Bottom line: Be useful.
They suck your blood and kill you slowly.
Fortunately, you have a choice to decline their invitation to hang out.
When have the events to follow this question ever not been memorable, fun, or exciting?
Your project finished. Now what?
First, take a break.
Then, before jumping into a new project, revisit your why.
Why you’re doing what you’re doing.
It’s energizing and good for all parties.
And, of course, good for your next project.
Let’s take our time with this one.
Let’s take ourselves out to a nice dinner.
Let’s take a break.
Let’s take a step back.
Let’s take this opportunity to setup a call.
Let’s take advantage of their big budget.
Take take take.
At what point did your client service become less about giving and more about the take?