Fresh Hope – Day 233

I love the book The Fred Factor by Mark Sanborn.

It’s a book about how passion in your work and life can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

In it, he lists the Seven B’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 yourself.

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”.


5) Be honest.

Be a man or woman of your word- that’s integrity.


6) Be helpful.

Go out of your way every day to just be nice 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 gift of great value.

Hope you enjoyed and felt as impacted by it as I did.

Pastor Mark

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