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Hooray for the Workforce!Respect all who serve you.
We’re all in this game of life (and labor) together. And on a soul level, we’re all made of the same essence: Divine spirit. No matter what role people play on the outside, everyone is the same on the inside—as such, everyone is deserving of the same respect, appreciation, and consideration we ourselves desire to be afforded.
Some people tend to define themselves and others by the roles they play, rather than connecting to people in a genuine way. Six-sensory, intuitive people, on the other hand, bypass appearances and always interact with people in a genuine, respectful, authentic way, or “soul to soul” as I say.
Connecting to people on this deeper level is a powerful tool in business and in life. There’s probably little we crave more from others than wanting to be accurately seen and appreciated for who we are and treated in a respectful, caring way.
This desire to be recognized beyond appearances, financial means, and social status is so powerful that we go out of our way for those who afford us such recognition and hold long-standing grudges against those who don’t.
A Gallup poll that asked two million people what they valued most in a job found the top answer to be “feeling cared about and respected by” their boss and co-workers.
Hence, the number one key to success is recognizing and dealing with people in a genuine soul-to-soul way, treating them with the courtesy and respect they deserve.
The forces of business may be dictated, above all, by what people value at any given moment, but feeling valued never goes out of style, and those who appreciate us never fall out of favor. Furthermore, most of us are pretty savvy when it comes to picking up on the true intentions of energy being broadcast toward us. We can tell the difference between someone showing genuine interest in us and someone using superficial schmooze to get something from us. Genuine appreciation draws us forward, gains our trust, and opens our hearts and eventually our wallets.
Here Are 6 Ways to Respect Others:
- Greet those you meet with a warm, friendly smile.
- Look people directly in the eye when you speak to them.
- Be patient and interested when dealing with others, not rushed and irritated.
- Remember people’s names and use them.
- Say thank you and mean it when you’re helped, or when someone gives you their business.
- Listen to others without interrupting.
As obvious as this seems, I believe that many people don’t fully appreciate the profound importance of treating people, no matter who they are or how they appear, with the consideration and respect they deserve. Energetically speaking, no matter what you see on the surface, every human being is a Divine soul entitled to courtesy and appreciation.
The sooner you realize it, the better your business will run. Anyone who refuses to shift into this awareness is remaining in the Dark Ages.
Take a good look at your attitude toward others: Are you respectful and considerate; or are you impatient, condescending, and rude? Do you treat all people with the same courtesy, or do you operate on a sliding scale in the manners department?
Being disrespectful is business suicide; being insincere is no better. People are perceptive and will feel your true intention, even if they don’t articulate it. And if your intention isn’t benevolent, they’ll put up their defenses and withhold their creativity. All of this costs you money and opportunity.
If you’re an employer, you set the tone for your entire business, so have enough confidence and courtesy to be respectful of your employees at all times. Don’t let your insecurities drive you to knock down those who support you. If you want them to do a good job, treat them as important . . . which, of course, they are.
If you’re an employee, treat your peers and customers with respect. Disrespecting them is like shooting yourself in the foot. Be kind and genuinely interested in your colleagues this week, taking the time to verbally appreciate them.
As you celebrate all those in the workforce today, write down at least three things you appreciate about your co-workers, employees, and clients that you haven’t expressed. Remember, we’re all in this together.