In his amazing book, 25 Ways to Win with People : How to Make Others Feel Like a Million Bucks, John C. Maxwell shares a bunch of concepts that he considers second nature. Maxwell is a natural with people, and the kind of guy that makes people feel top shelf. I wanted to share just one of his premises: Create a Memory, and Visit it Often.
The idea is so simple. Memories don’t just happen. Okay, some do. But the ones that we’re talking about here are the memories that you look back on and feel great all the way down to your toes. I have one memory like that.
My wife threw me a surprise party two years ago. I had absolutely ZERO clue, and I’ll tell you, I’m a suspicious bastard, and I’m really good at pre-empting such weird experiences. But this time, she had me dead to rights. In fact, I nearly pooped my pants. Further, I said this aloud to all 50 or so people gathered there. (In reality, it was maybe 20 people, but it was a really small apartment).
When I feel a bit down, or if I’m feeling like I don’t have many real-life friends, I think about that party and it really makes me feel top shelf. It was almost as good as being able to attend your funeral. The best going away parties at an office are like that too.
So, what are the elements that create a great memory:
The premise is great. I strongly urge you to consider checking out the book: 25 Ways to Win with People
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