Spring is such an exciting time of year. As people rush to get ready for the coming season things can get stressful if you let them. Every spring I like to remind our team about the Golden Rule.
“Treat others as you would like to be treated.”
It is such a simple rule but it is easy to forget when things don’t go as planned, or worse, someone gets emotional and throws negative energy at you. Here are a few thoughts about living the Golden Rule during this busy time of year:
1) Be respectful to everyone, period. There are no exceptions. Be respectful to the person that calls your cell phone in the middle of the day with a sales pitch. Be respectful to someone who is providing you with a service. Just because you are a customer and someone else is a service provider is not a license to be a jerk.
2) Be energy aware. Be able to identify the effect of the limbic brain in yourself and others. When someone goes limbic and throws negative energy your way, catch it and squash it. Don’t pass it along to anyone else. Remember sending that one emotionally charged email can ruin someone’s day.
3) You catch more flies with honey. No matter what your objective, you will get more done by being nice and respectful to people. Throwing a three-year-old-like temper tantrum might appease your emotions in the moment, but it's not going to make anyone want to help you out.
I want to extend a huge thank you to our family of employees AND third party vendors, contractors and service providers. Without you we would not be able to provide the best possible service to our customers. I look forward to respectfully working together through another fun and exciting busy season.