A friend called me today to thank me for a referral. It was nice. Nice matters.
It matters because in a world where we are bombarded with to do items – 100+ emails, text, phone calls, deadlines – it is hard to just stop and say thank you. Hard, but not impossible.
I owed this friend a few along the way. She is the only person when I started my business to share her gross income and real highs and low. She did not have to, but she knew I was stepping out on a ledge and should know some of the specifics of what that meant. I still remember the conversation vividly because I was blown away by her honesty. Nice matters.
I am reminded to slow down today and listen to a couple people that I have been too busy to respond to. From 4 to 5 I blocked out time to empty all my flagged emails and give two verbal thank you messages. If I believe that nice matters I better live it.
I am sure my friend did not know her simple phone call would stir things up like this. It did.
Nice has a way of doing that.
Nice STILL matters.