I love the book —The Fred Factor — by Mark Sanborn.
It’s a book about how passion in your work place and in your very mundane life can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.
In it, he lists the Seven Be’s of great relationships:
They go like this…
1) Be real. Don’t try to impress anyone by trying to be anybody but yourself. Always do your best at being you. Let your actions come out of who you really are, what you truly believe in, and the things that you are committed to.
2) Be interested. Being genuinely interested in others is always an appreciating asset in anyone’s life.
3) Be a better listener. I always used to think that I had to have all the right answers for anyone that came to me for counsel; now I realise, that in the main, I just need to be a great listener.
4) Be empathic. The need to be understood is one of the highest human needs, but too often people either don’t care or don’t make the effort to understand how we really feel.
Philo Judaeus was a wise man that lived 2,000 years ago. He said these words…“Be kind, because everyone you meet is fighting a tough battle”. There is never a truer word spoken then for now.
5) Be honest. Be a man or woman of your word—that’s integrity.
6) Be helpful. Go out of your way everyday to just be kind and caring to someone. Little things make a big difference. Lots of little things make a huge difference.
7) Be prompt. Time is one thing many people have far less of than money. Helping them save time by being prompt is a gift of great value.
Hope you enjoyed these seven points and felt impacted as I did.
Why not purchase your own copy of the book today from Amazon? Or even better, why don’t you drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll put you a copy in the post.
Your friend and Pastor,
A daily devotion for a better way of living.