Good manners are always in fashion! (12.19.19)

Growth comes from change.
Happiness comes from acceptance.
Merrily, Patricia, you’re built to do both, at once. 
2 Point Oh, baby –   The Universe

“Good manners are always in fashion!”

Want to make the people around you love you even more?👈👈👈 (as if that’s even possible)?

Start saying please and thank you often, like, really often🥰🥰🥰

Like, make it part of your everyday life🤗🤗🤗

From the time my boys were very young, I always impressed upon them how good manners mattered greatly in life👈👈👈

Sure, being smart was great!

Getting a good education, ditto.👈👈👈

But having good manners, getting a good education & being SMART, now that’s a winning combination✈✈✈

Similarly, if you want those around you to love your company, start saying please and thank you ALL THE TIME!

I do!

Always have!

As do both my boys.😁😁😁

We might curse like sailors, but we are polite as hell😂😂😂

I mean really, how hard is it to say thank you?👈👈👈

Or please?

And hold a door open for someone?

Other bad habits on my list include: gum chewing and smoking, a big yuck to both of them✅✅✅

But let’s get back to the please and thank you part👈👈👈

Many interviewers check for good manners.✔✔✔

They want to see how well you will get along with your prospective fellow workers.👈👈👈

You may be smart as a whip, but have absolutely no manners.😳😳😳

I mean really, who wants to work with some rude jerk?https://www.ninefrogs.com/im-a-woman-whats-your-superpower/

No one🙋‍♂️🙋‍♂️🙋‍♂️

I heard a story years ago that a business owner was interviewing for a high-level position in his company and was meeting a prospective candidate at the diner to interview him.

As they sat at the table, the waitress came over to take their order, the man who was doing the interviewing couldn’t help but notice how rude the man was being to the waitress☹☹☹

This continued throughout their meal, and the man said nothing.

When breakfast was over they walked outside and the man who was being interviewed asked the man what he thought his chances were of getting the position?🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

The man paused for a few seconds and said, ‘I’m sorry, after the way I saw you treat that waitress, I don’t see how I could have you working with my people or me!”

I’d bet that man never got it😩😩😩

“Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.” / Emily Post

I know most people don’t think of it that way, but it really does show respect.🙏🙏🙏

Like, would you show up to a friends wedding reception in a t-shirt in jeans?

Likely your answer is no. You would be dressed in something nice, dressed to celebrate the occasion❤❤❤

Well, it’s the same thing when people don’t dress appropriately for the occasion.

Dress sloppy, and people will treat you as such.

As I have talked about before in my blogs. I am a real people watcher.

Like whenever I go to my local 7-11 (at least 3 times a day), I am in shock sometimes of the way people dress 🙄🙄🙄

And here’s the thing, people will complain they don’t receive good customer service!

That’s right!

When you present yourself in the right light, you are pretty much guaranteed RESPECT🖐🖐🖐

So, don’t be THAT person👈👈👈

Other things you can do to improve your good manners are:

Making eye contact with whoever you are speaking with🙄🙄🙄

Shaking hands with a sturdy handshake👋👋👋

Being on-time✔✔✔

Not checking your cell phone when you are speaking with someone, so, so rude!!!😠😠😠

And of course, you know I have to say it, smile 😉

That’s just a sprinkling of ideas👍👍👍

So why are good manners important in your social/business life?🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️

Because they are a clear reflection of you, and the impression you leave on others👈👈👈

Now, think about that?

Do you know what kind of impression you are leaving on others?

Are people happy to see you😍😍😍

Or, are they not😑😑😑

And, by the way, you can always tell🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

So there you have it!

That’s a wrap!

Talk soon,

Patricia <3 always

NineFrogs ~ People will stare. Make it worth while!

www.ninefrogs.com

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