The Affairs of Men

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The Affairs of Men

“In great affairs men show themselves as they wish to be seen.

In small things they show themselves as they are.”

Nicholas Chamfort 1741 – 1794, French Poet


As I see it . . . . . . .

The affairs of men


There are successful people who talk the talk . . . . and back it up by walking the walk.


They will tell you what they’re going to do . . . . and they go out and do it . . . . They do it successfully to deliver on the word. 


When a person walks the walk . . . . they standout in their profession. They will be recognized . . . . as person of character and someone that can be trusted and counted on.


And then there are . . . . those who talk a good game . . . .


They do a lot of taking . . . . but when it comes time to deliver they continue to talk the talk . . . . but they don’t get around to walking the walk. They leave a trail of unfulfilled promises and commitments behind them.


When you look at your commitment to your customer service . . . . it’s the small details that will make a big difference in your customer service.


The small difference becomes the building blocks . . . . to happy and satisfied customers and in growing your sphere of influence.


The affairs of men . . . . there are those professionals who deliver on their commitment to customer service and walk the walk . . . . and there are those who does a lot of taking about what they’re going to do  and never get around to it.  


©2013 Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author

Comments (5)

Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®
DPR Realty LLC - Gilbert, AZ
Greater Metro Phoenix Arizona

great post -- you are right -- all the little details add up.  have a great Sunday -- Eric

Sep 07, 2013 01:16 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Religion has said similar things so I here. Pretty cool!

Sep 07, 2013 02:00 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Lou, talking the talk means nothing without walking the walk! Some never learn! Enjoy your day!

Sep 07, 2013 09:13 PM
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Lou I love the post so true.

Sep 07, 2013 10:25 PM
Jeff Winship NMLS #400982
Novus Home Mortgage - Shakopee, MN
Helping Finance Your Housing Dreams


All so true.. Bottom line, do what you say you are going to do!  It's not that hard but in my opinion, every industry has the (pardon me for saying this) the used car salemen.  They will tell you whatever you want to hear to get your business.  Once they have your business, they quicly forget that the client is footing the bill!

Sep 09, 2013 01:55 AM