I’ve been laughed at for one of the most peculiar things. My politeness. I’m the sort of person who will ask before using your restroom, ask if it’s okay to have the last slice of pizza, and thank you for cooking me dinner even if you’re my own mother. I believe in having manners, and showing others courtesy and respect. To me, being polite is very important, both in your personal and professional life.
I was recently contacted by an international recording artist, named Marcie Joy. She is a singer/songwriter who has the support of artists like David Guetta and Tiesto. She had really kind words to say about my website.
As I am a great supporter of kids music, I wanted to share her first kids single called ‘Fetch’. It is available for FREE download here: http://www.noisetrade.com/kidsmusicbymarcie.
The communication I had with Marcie struck a cord. Although she was persuasive, she was never forceful about her intentions and that really hit home for me.
As a mother of 3, I take my responsibility as a role model very seriously. I always try to practice what I preach. Being polite to others has and always will be very important to me.
I want my children to understand that you don’t need to be forceful to get what you want in life. Sometimes common courtesy does go a long way. When you are polite to people and speak with respectable manners, you are treating others with respect. Why would someone want to help you with something, if they felt disrespected?
Marcie was able to get her message across, without making me feel pressured. That is how you should be approaching people, in the personal and professional world.
When you are polite to other people, you are making them feel respected. When they feel respected, they feel valued as a person. When someone feels valued, they will know that you don’t just care about your own needs but their needs as well.
So next time you ask someone for a favour or have a favour done for you; be polite, use your manners. As The Golden Rule states: “treat others the way you want to be treated.”