I am a big believer that doing good, and just being nice to people, begets good treatment in return (part of that “Return” on Relationship)… for the most part. Therefore there is a return, just not necessarily from a particular act or specific relationship. I am not referring to this in a spiritual or cosmic sense. What I mean is that by building a reputation for putting yourself out (whether as an individual or a brand), doing good for others without expectation of something directly in return from that person, and generally being nice will most definitely add to your life in so many ways. People will notice, talk about it, spread the word, and in general most will treat you better, do for you, and watch your back because of the way you treat people.
This is not just a theory, but something I have put into practice personally and professionally. I make it a part of my daily life, try to help brands to understand, and have had a great deal of personal success and fulfillment in this respect. And yes, this is a basic tenant of Return on Relationship™ …simply put the value that is accrued by a person or brand due to nurturing relationships. ROI is the specific measurable, $’s and cents value, ROR is the value (both perceived and real) that will accrue over time through loyalty, recommendations, sharing and trust. A “Brand” is what a business/person does, and a “Reputation” is what people remember.
Be Good To People and Just Be Nice… for no apparent reason other than it makes the world a better place, makes you feel good, and will benefit you in the long run. Shoot me… I am altruistic 🙂
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelou
I’m with you on this one! It is in my bones to be kind and do for others with out a thought of reciprocation! It’s who I am!
Love it Kim. Keep it up and spread the word. Good for people, good for brands; wouldnt everyone prefer to do business win people who are nice.
Being nice takes less energy compared to the opposite too plus the feeling of gratitude reigns! I second Ted’s words of encouragement in our everyday life and wish it upon everyone of us in business ….. smile and just be nice 🙂
A smile goes a long way to those you know or don’t know. A Hi or Hello could make a persons day. Being nice is plain simple. Thanks Ted!
Excellent post and I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment of your post. I enjoyed our exchange on twitter with Judy yesterday. Thank You
Me too Chris. Thanks for letting me know.
I couldn’t agree more on this Ted. Being nice simply lessens STRESS. 😀
Excellent! It gets us back to the basics, what many call “old fashioned people skills” and transparency in social networking demands this so much more. If folks get to know you and you are unsociable, you have lost a relationship and damage many potential more by simple reference. Great post Ted!!!
And remember that old fashioned people skills cane used incredibly effectively via social platforms.
I have been good to people by being kind but still when it comes to relatives how much ever good we are whatever we help to which ever extent the feel of anger for no reason jealousy and hurting by words keep cropping up. How do u deal with such people. End of the day we are also human beings and do get hurt when people speak rudely. How do you handle them when they are rude.
I walk away and ignore and just try to keep smiling. It is hard, but it makes me feel better.
Thats what I have also been doing when I come across such situations. Criticism in a constructive way I am open for it will take it in the right spirit but criticism for the sake of it just to hurt other feelings is at an arms length for me. Please post some more tips in dealing with tricky situations in life.Your posts are really worth reading.
It takes more energy to be mad and less energy to be happy so use your energy wisely and be nice to everyone. https://socialmediacombo.com
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