Golden Rule or Platinum Rule?

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Most of us can recite the Golden Rule. And it is a good rule to live by. However, we must look deeper at how it is applied.

It is so important that everything in the world does not become about us.

The Golden Rule is not about assuming that everything you know and like and want is what everyone else knows, likes and wants.

This is where the Platinum Rule comes into play.

The Platinum Rule says: "Do unto others as they would have you do unto them, not as you would have them do unto you."

This is simply acknowledging that we all have different interests and likes.

For instance: You are a demonstrative person and you like to hug and shake hands. So you would take the Golden Rule as your guide and you would hug and shake hands with everyone.

Now we have become aware that many people today do NOT want to be hugged or have their hand shook. This is where we apply the Platinum Rule: 

 "Do unto others as they would have you do unto them, not as you would have them do unto you."

I believe that by applying both the Golden Rule and the Platinum Rule we will have a good balance in dealing with other in positive way.

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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I agree with you....just like mode of communication, we need to adjust person by  person

Jun 14, 2016 12:02 AM #1
Rainmaker
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647 you get the point, it is about adjusting person by person.

Thanks

Jun 14, 2016 12:05 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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Sales is very different from other professions. Ethics, honesty are the key ingredients. These preachings are from Confucius who went from state to state and often he was disappointed because people did follow or wanted to listen.

Jun 14, 2016 12:08 AM #3
Rainmaker
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Sam Shueh I agree that when we are in sales we face a need for great ethics and honesty.

Jun 14, 2016 12:13 AM #4
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Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
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Good point. People forget that the way things work for them is not the way it necessarily works for others. You have to judge situation by situation, and person by person.

Jun 14, 2016 12:31 AM #5
Rainmaker
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Chrissi Chapman Topoleski thanks for adding your great comment to the discussion. It is about thinking about where other people are in their needs and wants.

Jun 14, 2016 12:34 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi John, we have to be mindful of what is an accepted behavior by others and act accordingly based on each individual. Great advice!

Jun 14, 2016 04:42 AM #7
Rainmaker
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Beth Atalay thanks for your comments. It is not always easy to remember to think about what others want not what we want.

Jun 14, 2016 04:45 AM #8
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

In this business it is supposed to be ALL about them.  I try to let the client set the tone and offer them what they need.

Jun 14, 2016 02:17 PM #9
Rainmaker
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Tammy Lankford, I can see that you understand who it is all about.

Thanks for sharing.

Jun 15, 2016 04:31 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

There is no such thing as one anything fits all, hopefully we are quick enough to adjust as we interact with each client.

Jun 15, 2016 05:09 AM #11
Rainmaker
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Joe Petrowsky I hope we can be quick to adjust. 

Thanks for the comment.

Jun 15, 2016 05:31 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

John - I like what you say here.  I deal with many harrassment issues in organizations because of the golden rule.

Jun 21, 2016 02:16 AM #13
Rainmaker
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Grant Schneider I had not thought in terms of harassment issues. That is very interesting. 

Great contribution

Jun 21, 2016 02:22 AM #14
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I also believe not just in the Golden rule, but in the Platinum Rule: Treat others in the way they like to be treated. 

Apr 20, 2017 12:25 AM #15
Rainmaker
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Inna Ivchenko I am glad there are others like yourself that put a focus on the needs of others.

Have a great day.

Apr 20, 2017 03:04 AM #16
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Wise wisdom indeed! Thank you for sharing. Often we forget how conditioned we have become or question why we are doing something or what it really means. Going platinum is an excellent way to change behavior. 

Jul 26, 2017 04:32 PM #17
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Thanks Patricia for your encouragement.

Platinum is a great standard to shoot for.

Jul 26, 2017 05:19 PM #18
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