Read the following commandments for getting along with people

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Mortgage and Lending

I received this recently from a friend, and thought I'd pass this great information along to you....enjoy!!!

Relationships are truly the spice of life. When we get to the end of our life who wants to be the richest man in the cemetery? Not me, but I do want to be rich in loving relationships.

Read the following commandments for getting along with people. 

1. Speak to people. There is nothing as nice as a cheerful word of greeting. 

2. Smile at people. It takes seventy-two muscles to frown and only fourteen to smile. 

3. Call people by name. The sweetest music to anyone's ears is the sound of his or her name. 

4. Be friendly and helpful. If you want to have friends, be friendly. 

5. Be cordial. Speak and act as if everything you do is a genuine pleasure [make sure that it is]. 

6. Be genuinely interested in people. You can find something interesting about every person. 

7. Be generous with praise ... and cautious with criticism. 

8. Be considerate of the feelings of others. It will be appreciated. 

9. Be thoughtful of the opinion of others. There are three sides to a conversation/argument: yours, the other person's, and the right one! 

10. Be alert to give service. What you do for others is important.

Follow these commandments to improve your business and personal lives. 

Please feel free to forward to a friend or reply back to me with your thoughts.

Comments (4)

Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good evening Sunny... these are great commandments to live by and would definitely improve relationships.  Thanks for sharing.

Dec 27, 2011 02:38 PM
Robyn Heathcock
IRG Real Estate - Frisco, TX

I love this, if only everyone could read this and take it to heart!

Dec 27, 2011 02:39 PM
Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hi Sunny,

Loved this one. When it comes to your #7

"Be generous with praise ... and cautious with criticism"

Something I learned decades ago as a young broker working with agents in my office "praise in public and criticize in private".

Dec 27, 2011 03:20 PM
Dave Sullivan
Real Estate One - Birmingham, MI
Michigan Realtor with an investor viewpoint

Great advise thank you 

Dec 31, 2011 02:00 AM