Six Things to Say for a Successful Relationship
February 8, 2012
Filed under: Referrals — @ 7:29 pm
I recently attended a talk by Dave Isay of StoryCorps. He was promoting his new book, All There Is (Penguin 2012), a compilation of oral histories about how people found, lost, and found romantic love at last.
I have been smitten by the advice given in one of the stories: there are six things to say to your spouse to assure a successful marriage. They are:
1. You look great.
2. Can I help?
3. Let’s eat out.
4. I was wrong.
5. I am sorry.
6. I love you.
This is invaluable advice!
The six rules got me thinking — are there six similar things we should say to ensure successful relationships with our referral sources? Here’s what I’ve come up with:
1. I admire what you’ve accomplished.
2. How can I help you in your business?
3. Let’s get together.
4. I was mistaken.
5. I apologize.
6. Thank you.
What do you think?
Please let me know how this helps you!