Spread a little joy today
31.03.10 | Posted in Networking
I get A LOT of mail. The typical stuff – bills, people pitching ideas, companies trying to sell me something and generally more bills.It was so lovely to open my mail today to receive a beautiful handwritten card from a friend of mine. It’s even more special because I know how busy he is – he’s the CEO of a successful software business and is getting married next week so his plate is kind of full.
When I got married I wrote a note to every single guest at our wedding – yeah it took ages, but it was so worth it to see people crying or laughing when they read their card.
I’ve built my businesses on personal relationships, and I know it’s the little things that count. I can tell you that my friend Morrie likes chocolate crackles; Andy likes Kim Crawford sauvignon blanc; Jen is lactose intolerant and drinks soy lattes; and I can tell you that everyone likes to receive a personalised heartfelt note or card from time to time.
Try it with your clients or team members or new friends you’ve just met – it’s a really nice discipline to adopt, and it’ll help spread a little joy in the world.