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Aug 12, 2018

Being kind to others matters. It is impactful in so many ways.

Right now this is weighing on my mind to be kind to others based on an interaction I had just yesterday in our dealership. Let me share with you the story… (Watch the video to get the story and not just the notes!)

https://youtu.be/2mhVOFxWlz4

So here are a few notes and lessons I’ve learned about kindness over the years:

  • Everyone is affected by an act of kindness. Kindness is contagious and you never know just how big of an impact a small gesture of kindness can have.
  • Kindness improves our quality of life. It brings people together.
  • Being nice actually impacts our psyche and the way we look at ourselves. Doing something good for someone else makes us feel good without any expectation of return.
  • Spreading joy is an act of kindness. So smile at strangers, and laugh with other people!

Here are some notes and things you can do to spread kindness as a leader in your workplace:

  • Lead by example. Others will emulate you. If you are kind, and you say please, and thank you, your people will too.
  • Be kind to others. At work, you are all working for a common goal. Remind yourself of that before you remind others of it.
  • If you can’t say something nice… you know the saying, so let’s keep it positive. Build people up, don’t tear them down.
  • Recognize one another’s strengths. A pat on the back can go a long way. And as a leader, one thing I have seen over and over again – is that people will fulfill what you tell them they are. So if you tell them they are great – in most cases, they will live up to your expectations and be great!

So, take a breath, share a smile, and tell someone they are awesome today! Be kind! Talk to you soon!

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