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Is the salad fresh?

stacked white buffet plates from SolidStockArt

Can you picture it?

You’re at a wedding reception, hungry for a healthy lunch, so you walk across the room to the chilled serving table. With plate in the other hand, you extend the tongs toward the first bowl… and realize all the lettuce has brown edges. Then you see smashed tomatoes. Brown apple slices. And as you turn your head to the right, you see every serving dish on this salad bar is spoiled. Nothing looks appetizing.

Something similar might happen in your business… when you talk to a certain type of person.

(maybe it’s a family member, friend from high school, or a business owner you met several years ago)

You earn your first bonus- they’re not impressed.

You rank advance to the second level– they tell you to call back when you qualify for the third.

Becoming a VIP is “no big deal, for a company none of my friends ever mention.”

No matter what your accomplishment is, no matter how far along the ranks you promote, it is never enough for them.

All they offer you is spoiled words, trying to deflate your sense of accomplishment.

It’s as if they want you to eat a plate of wilted lettuce and pretend to enjoy it.

Simply step back and walk away.

Because you deserve better.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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You Look _____________

If someone gave you a compliment today, how would you respond?

Now think of a successful and well-adjusted business owner you admire. How does she or he respond to compliments?

Life Lesson Learned: By accepting compliments and graciously responding, I reinforce my prosperity consciousness.

Where do the comments come from? Conversations, text messages, emails, and other ways.

Let me ask you, if you knew you had to repeat the compliments, would you pay closer attention to that incoming praise?


Here’s how I do it: I keep them in a word processing document. Each year since 2007. No kidding.

2015-01-5 List of Compliments Files

Knowing that I have a personal goal to “repeat” the compliment when I’m back at my computer, I pay attention, then type it as accurately as I can.

Does that make me conceited?

No, it makes sure I consciously receive the compliment.
And the next step is graciously responding.

Want some guidance? Check out http://www.artofmanliness.com/2013/07/15/how-to-accept-a-compliment-with-class/

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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